Medical Image Manipulation and the Outer-Contour Detection

Authors(2) :-Al Ashkar E. M., Ereiba. Kh. T.

Background and purpose: The development of an in-house Monte Carlo based treatment planning system (MC TPS) for the radiation therapy applications; have being play an important role in treatment process. Our preliminary results with many techniques and its planning process; encouraged the further progress in making the Monte Carlo code more user friendly by adding more graphic interfaces. Thus in the current work we have to manipulate the medical images with some coding functions to help in design a graphical windows and aiding tools to control the contouring and planning process. Materials and methods: The tomographic images (Medical images) are taken via the computer tomography (CT) scanners; and then the patient virtual phantom is constructed using these tomographic images (in DICOM format), and we can export it from our commercial TPS. The virtual phantom consists of CT slices; which will manipulated with some mathematical functions in Matlab program. Results: Medical images with DICOM format; are manipulated with the functions that may help to development of a planning system. Some of these functions performed to read and show these medical images with the personal computers. Another functions performed to contrast the manipulated images, and perform auto-contouring to image, and outline the image objects and these function are the most important in planning process.

Authors and Affiliations

Al Ashkar E. M.
Biophysics Branch, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
Ereiba. Kh. T.
Biophysics Branch, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt

In-house Monte Carlo (MC) Codes, Matlab program, Medical image, Graphical user interface (GUI).

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 8 | November-December 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 410-414
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1738128
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Al Ashkar E. M., Ereiba. Kh. T., " Medical Image Manipulation and the Outer-Contour Detection , International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.410-414, November-December-2017.
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