WIT Press

A New Automated Method For Three- Dimensional Registration Of Medical Images

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO970321

Volume

4

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,097 kb

Author(s)

P. Kotsas, M. Strintzis & D.W. Piraino

Abstract

A new technique for three-dimensional image registration was developed and tested using Tl and T2 weighted Magnetic Resonance image studies of the head. The method uses the fuzzy c- means classification algorithm for outlining the surface contours and then minimizes iteratively the mean squared value of the voxel per voxel weighted ratio of the two trilinearly interpolated cubic voxel volumes. A total of 200 two-dimensional and 240 three-dimensional registration experiments were performed and showed that the method is signal intensity independent, it has registration accuracy better than 1 degree for rotations and 1 voxel for translations and it is not affected by the deterioratio

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