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Constrained localized-warping-reduced registration errors due to lesions in functional neuroimages
Author(s): Perry E. Radau; Piotr J. Slomka; Per Julin; Leif Svensson; Lars-Olof Wahlund
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Paper Abstract

The constrained, localized warping (CLW) algorithm was developed to minimize the registration errors caused by hypoperfusion lesions. SPECT brain perfusion images from 21 Alzheimer patients and 35 controls were analyzed. CLW automatically determines homologous landmarks on patient and template images. CLW was constrained by anatomy and where lesions were probable. CLW was compared with 3rd-degree, polynomial warping (AIR 3.0). Accuracy was assessed by correlation, overlap, and variance. 16 lesion types were simulated, repeated with 5 images. The errors in defect volume and intensity after registration were estimated by comparing the images resulting from warping transforms calculated when the defects were or were not present. Registration accuracy of normal studies was very similar between CLW and polynomial warping methods, and showed marked improvement over linear registration. The lesions had minimal effect on the CLW algorithm accuracy, with small errors in volume (> -4%) and intensity (< +2%). The accuracy improvement compared with not warping was nearly constant regardless of defect: +1.5% overlap and +0.001 correlation. Polynomial warping caused larger errors in defect volume (< -10%) and intensity (> +2.5%) for most defects. CLW is recommended because it caused small errors in defect estimation and improved the registration accuracy in all cases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2001
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4322, Medical Imaging 2001: Image Processing, (3 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.431133
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Perry E. Radau, Univ. of Western Ontario and London Health Sciences Ctr. (Canada)
Piotr J. Slomka, Univ. of Western Ontario and London Health Sciences Ctr. (Canada)
Per Julin, Huddinge Univ. Hospital (Sweden)
Leif Svensson, Huddinge Univ. Hospital (Sweden)
Lars-Olof Wahlund, Huddinge Univ. Hospital (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4322:
Medical Imaging 2001: Image Processing
Milan Sonka; Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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