A Scale-Space Approach for Image Registration of Vessel Structures


We present a multi-scale approach for non-rigid image registration of tubular tree-like structures such as vessels. Therefore, we consider a Gaussian and a combined morphological and Gaussian scale-space. Similar to a multi-level framework, we solve a sequence of registration problems on several scale-space levels using a standard variational approach for non-liner volumetric image registration. The overall idea is to avoid locally ambiguous mappings between parts of the images by removing morphological details but also finding a global optimal solution by spreading remaining local information using Gaussian scaling. We successfully tested our method on registration of 3D CT and ultrasound images of hepatic vessels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2009
EditorsHans-Peter Meinzer, Thomas Martin Deserno, Heinz Handels, Thomas Tolxdorff
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date01.03.2009
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-93859-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-93860-6
Publication statusPublished - 01.03.2009
EventWorkshops Bildverarbeitung fur die Medizin 2009 - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 22.03.200925.03.2009
Conference number: 97568


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