Inter-subject image registration of clinical neck MRI volumes using discrete periodic spline wavelet and free form deformation

Abdulla Al Suman*, Md. Asikuzzaman, Alexandra Louise Webb, Diana M. Perriman, Mark R. Pickering

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This paper presents a framework for inter-patient image registration which uses a multi-thresholds, multi-similarity measures and multi-transformations based on compactly supported spline and discrete periodic spline wavelets (DPSWs) using the Gauss-Newton gradient descent (GNGD) and gradient descent (GD) optimization methods. Our primary intellectual contribution is incorporating DPSWs in the transformation while another includes fusing out-of-range concept in a surface matching technique which is implemented by a multitransformations and multi-similarity measures. In particular, as a true deformation cannot be achieved by single combination of transformation, similarity measure (SM) and optimization of a registration process, a moving image is required to be brought within the range of a registration. On the other hand, the surface matching technique involves an edge position difference (EPD) SM in which coarse to fine surfaces are matched using multiple thresholds with a spline-based free from deformation (FFD) method. The registration experiments were performed on 3D clinical neck magnetic resonance (MR) images, with the results showing that our proposed method provides good accuracy and robustness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Digital Image Computing
Subtitle of host publicationtechniques and applications (DICTA)
EditorsManzur Murshed, Manoranjan Paul, Md Asikuzzaman, Mark Pickering, Ambarish Natu, Antonio Robles-Kelly, Shaodi You, Lihong Zheng, Ashfaqur Rahman
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538666029
ISBN (Print)9781538666036
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Digital Image Computing - Techniques and Applications (DICTA) - Canberra, Australia
Duration: 10 Dec 201813 Dec 2018


ConferenceInternational Conference on Digital Image Computing - Techniques and Applications (DICTA)


  • Image registration
  • edge position difference
  • discrete periodic spline wavelet
  • multi-resolution
  • optimization
  • inter-subject registration

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