Minim Invasive Neurosurg 1998; 41(2): 58-61
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1052017
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MiniMATCH: A Simple Method for Local Data Transfer Between MRI and CT Scan Sets

V. Bockermann, Th. Birbilis, E. Markakis
  • Department of Neurosurgery, Georg-August University of Goettingen, Germany
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18 March 2008 (online)


A comparison of the spatial position of distinct locations within cranial MRI and CT scan sets can easily be done with a simple algorithm designed as a computer program. After determination of a basic system formed by the coordinates of anatomical landmarks in CT and MRI, arbitrary points can be identified on one scan set and transferred quantitatively to the other. Pros and cons of the method are discussed and opposed to the properties of specifically designed image processing systems.