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Volumetric image registration by template matching
Author(s): Lijun Ding; Thisath C. Kularatna; Ardeshir Goshtasby; Martin Satter
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Paper Abstract

A template-matching approach to registration of volumetric images is described. The process automatically selects about a dozen highly detailed and unique templates (cubic or spherical subvolumes) from the target volume and locates the templates in the reference volume. The centroids of the 'best' four correspondences are then used to determine the transformation matrix that resamples the target volume to overlay the reference volume. Different similarity measures used in template matching are discussed and preliminary results are presented. The proposed registration method produces a median error of 2.8 mm when registering Venderbilt image data sets, with average registration time of 2.5 minutes on a 400 MHz PC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3979, Medical Imaging 2000: Image Processing, (6 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.387631
Show Author Affiliations
Lijun Ding, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Thisath C. Kularatna, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Ardeshir Goshtasby, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Martin Satter, Kettering Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3979:
Medical Imaging 2000: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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