Improved Demons Technique with Orthogonal Gradient Information for Medical Image Registration

Cheng LU

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E93-D    No.12    pp.3414-3417
Publication Date: 2010/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E93.D.3414
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Biological Engineering
medical image processing,  image registration,  optical flow,  demons algorithm,  

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Accurate registration is crucial for medical image analysis. In this letter, we proposed an improved Demons technique (IDT) for medical image registration. The IDT improves registration quality using orthogonal gradient information. The advantage of the proposed IDT is assessed using 14 medical image pairs. Experimental results show that the proposed technique provides about 8% improvement over existing Demons-based techniques in terms of registration accuracy.