Global 3D rigid registration of medical images

Fookes, Clinton B., Williams, John, & Bennamoun, Mohammed (2000) Global 3D rigid registration of medical images. In International Conference on Image Processing, 10-13 September 2000, Vancouver, Canada.

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We present in this paper an iterative algorithm for the simultaneous registration of multiple 3D medical images. The proposed algorithmis a point-based registration method and is based on global registration techniques rather than the traditional pair-wise registration methods. Corresponding feature points, known as extremal points, are first automatically extracted from the 3D images and are used as the matching features in the registration process. These extremal points are stable landmarks, as the relative positions of these points are known to be invariant according to 3D rigid transformations. The registration algorithm is based on a novel weighted least squares formulation and it also incorporates 3D noise models on the extracted feature points. Results will be presented for the 3D rigid registration of three successive images of the same patient taken at different periods of time.

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ID Code: 17905
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: 3D Rigid Registration, Medical Imaging
DOI: 10.1109/ICIP.2000.899444
ISBN: 0-7803-6297-7
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Computer Vision (080104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Image Processing (080106)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 IEEE Computer Society
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Deposited On: 17 Feb 2009 02:56
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