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Point-based medical image matching: an automatic algorithm for point extraction
Author(s): Bostjan Likar; Franjo Pernus
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we address the problem of computing the point correspondences in a reference and subsequent image undergoing an orthogonal, affine, projective, or curved transformation with the aim to register the images. A whole image content based automatic algorithm for extracting point pairs from 2D monomodal medical images is presented. The selection of the most distinctive points from the reference image and the search for their pairs in the subsequent image have two things in common. First, the local operator by which the distinctive points are defined mimics the template matching used to find the point pairs. Second, the same similarity measure is used for both tasks. The results showed that the proposed automatic algorithm for point extraction is accurate and robust. Besides the efficient error handling, the algorithm has the capability to weight each pair according to the distinctiveness of the control point in the reference image, the similarity of the regions which surround the paired points, and the geometric consistency of the registered paired points.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3338, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing, (24 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.310846
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Bostjan Likar, Univ. of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Franjo Pernus, Univ. of Ljubljana (Slovenia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3338:
Medical Imaging 1998: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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