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Partial-volume effect on marker localization in medical density images
Author(s): Matthew Yang Wang; Calvin R. Maurer; J. Michael Fitzpatrick
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Paper Abstract

Registration of medical images to each other and to physical space for the purposes of surgical planning and surgical navigation can be accomplished using externally attached fiducial markers. The accuracy of fiducial localization, that is, the accuracy of estimating the position of the marker's centroid, is extremely important because marker- based registration accuracy is proportional to localization accuracy. The traditional method of calculating the marker centroid using intensity weighting contains a serious logic flaw. This paper introduces a novel and efficient method for correcting this flaw. Theoretical analysis, computer simulation, and analysis of clinical images demonstrate the importance of this correction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3034, Medical Imaging 1997: Image Processing, (25 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274144
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew Yang Wang, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Calvin R. Maurer, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
J. Michael Fitzpatrick, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3034:
Medical Imaging 1997: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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