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Measuring image similarity in the presence of noise
Author(s): Gustavo Kunde Rohde; Carlos A. Berenstein; Dennis M. Healy
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Paper Abstract

Measuring the similarity between discretely sampled intensity values of different images as a function of geometric transformations is necessary for performing automatic image registration. Arbitrary spatial transformations require a continuous model for the intensity values of the discrete images. Because of computation cost most researchers choose to use low order basis functions, such as the linear hat function or low order B-splines, to model the discrete images. Using the theory of random processes we show that low order interpolators cause undesirable local optima artifacts in similarity measures based on the L2 norm, linear correlation coefficient, and mutual information. We show how these artifacts can be significantly reduced, and at times completely eliminated, by using sinc approximating kernels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5747, Medical Imaging 2005: Image Processing, (29 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.594964
Show Author Affiliations
Gustavo Kunde Rohde, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Carlos A. Berenstein, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Dennis M. Healy, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5747:
Medical Imaging 2005: Image Processing
J. Michael Fitzpatrick; Joseph M. Reinhardt, Editor(s)

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