LISA: LONGITUDINAL IMAGE REGISTRATION VIA SPATIO-TEMPORAL ATLASES

Ahmed Serag, Paul Aljabar, Serena Counsell, James Boardman, Jo V. Hajnal, Daniel Rueckert

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Abstract

We propose a novel framework for longitudinal registration which can handle large intra-subject anatomical variations. The framework exploits freely available spatio-temporal atlases, which can aid the longitudinal registration process as it provides prior information about the missing anatomical evolution between two scans taken over large time-interval. The spatio-temporal atlas is used to develop an approach to carry out longitudinal registrations via atlas propagation. We carried out evaluation experiments using 50 neonatal subjects with two scans taken at different time-intervals. We used different metrics, including intensity similarity and segmentation overlap, to assess the registration performance. The proposed registration framework outperforms direct registration by providing an accurate and consistent registration, particularly when the time-interval between scans increases. We refer to our approach as a framework for Longitudinal Image registration via Spatio-temporal Atlases (LISA).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 9TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOMEDICAL IMAGING (ISBI)
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages334-337
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event9th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) - From Nano to Macro - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 May 20125 May 2012

Conference

Conference9th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) - From Nano to Macro
CountrySpain
Period2/05/125/05/12

Keywords

  • Longitudinal registration
  • intra-subject
  • spatio-temporal atlas
  • neonatal
  • brain
  • MRI

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