Clinical image pipeline
A graphical user interface (GUI) is being developed to import patient image data from a PACS and to import the 3D liver model (Fig.(a) below). Methods for aligning the 8 liver segments with fiducial markers from the vascular tree are being developed, as shown below. Note that the user can move the nodes of the morphing mesh in (a) to manually align the model segments with patient images, or (b) use computed metrics (green lines) for fiducial points to automatically find the nodal parameters of the morphing mesh that best fit the patient anatomy.
The next stage of this development is to use functional measures of segment perfusion (based on the flow modelling described above) to provide the fiducial markers for aligning the generic model with the patient model.