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Robust bladder image registration by redefining data-term in total variational approach
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Paper Abstract

Cystoscopy is the standard procedure for clinical diagnosis of bladder cancer diagnosis. Bladder carcinoma in situ are often multifocal and spread over large areas. In vivo, localization and follow-up of these tumors and their nearby sites is necessary. But, due to the small field of view (FOV) of the cystoscopic video images, urologists cannot easily interpret the scene. Bladder mosaicing using image registration facilitates this interpretation through the visualization of entire lesions with respect to anatomical landmarks. The reference white light (WL) modality is affected by a strong variability in terms of texture, illumination conditions and motion blur. Moreover, in the complementary fluorescence light (FL) modality, the texture is visually different from that of the WL. Existing algorithms were developed for a particular modality and scene conditions. This paper proposes a more general on fly image registration approach for dealing with these variability issues in cystoscopy. To do so, we present a novel, robust and accurate image registration scheme by redefining the data-term of the classical total variational (TV) approach. Quantitative results on realistic bladder phantom images are used for verifying accuracy and robustness of the proposed model. This method is also qualitatively assessed with patient data mosaicing for both WL and FL modalities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 2015
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9413, Medical Imaging 2015: Image Processing, 94131H (20 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2077658
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Sharib Ali, Univ. de Lorraine (France)
CNRS, CRAN (France)
Christian Daul, Univ. de Lorraine (France)
CNRS, CRAN (France)
Ernest Galbrun, Univ. de Lorraine (France)
CNRS, CRAN (France)
Marine Amouroux, Univ. de Lorraine (France)
CNRS, CRAN (France)
François Guillemin, Univ. de Lorraine (France)
CNRS, CRAN (France)
Institut de Cancérologie de Lorraine (France)
Walter Blondel, Univ. de Lorraine (France)
CNRS, CRAN (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9413:
Medical Imaging 2015: Image Processing
Sébastien Ourselin; Martin A. Styner, Editor(s)

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