A multilevel method for image registration

Eldad Haber*, J. A.N. Modersitzki

*Corresponding author for this work
69 Citations (Scopus)


In this paper we introduce a new framework for image registration. Our formulation is based on consistent discretization of the optimization problem coupled with a multigrid solution of the linear system which evolves in a Gauss-Newton iteration. We show that our discretization is h-elliptic independent of parameter choice, and therefore a simple multigrid implementation can be used. To overcome potential large nonlinearities and to further speed up computation, we use a multilevel continuation technique. We demonstrate the efficiency of our method on a realistic highly nonlinear registration problem.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSIAM Journal on Scientific Computing
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)1594-1607
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 25.09.2006


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