A Fast and Flexible Image Registration Toolbox

Nils Papenberg, Hanno Schumacher, Stefan Heldmann, Stefan Wirtz, Silke Bommersheim, Konstantin Ens, Jan Modersitzki, Bernd Fischer


In the last decades there has been tremendous research towards the design of fully automatic non-rigid registration schemes. However, apart from the ITK based implementation of Rueckerts B-spline oriented approach, there is a lack of sound publicly available implementations of the modern schemes. The Flexible Image Registration Toolbox (FLIRT) is an attempt to close this gap. It focuses on non-parametric schemes as popularized in the book by Modersitzki [1]. To be successful, it is crucial for any registration scheme to reflect the special properties of the underlying registration problem. Consequently, FLIRT has an open object-oriented architecture which allows for the incorporation of user prescribed building blocks. In its present form, most of the prominent blocks are already implemented. They may be arranged in a consistent way and cover a wide range of applications. Apart from the flexibility issue, great care has been taken towards fast execution times. The most computationally intensive part, the solution of the underlying linear systems, is implemented by state-of-the-art solution techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2007
EditorsAlexander Horsch, Thomas M. Deserno, Heinz Handels, Hans-Peter Meinzer, Thomas Tolxdorff
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date01.03.2007
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-71090-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-71091-2
Publication statusPublished - 01.03.2007
EventWorkshop on Bildverarbeitung fur die Medizin 2007 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 25.03.200727.03.2007
Conference number: 97564


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