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Guidance systems designed for neurosurgery, hip surgery, and spine surgery, and for approaches to other anatomy that is relatively rigid can use rigid-body transformations to accomplish image registration. These systems often rely on point-based registration to determine the transformation, and many such systems use attached fiducial markers to establish(More)
In Drosophila, approximately 50 classes of olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs) send axons to 50 corresponding glomeruli in the antennal lobe. Uniglomerular projection neurons (PNs) relay olfactory information to the mushroom body (MB) and lateral horn (LH). Here, we combine single-cell labeling and image registration to create high-resolution, quantitative(More)
This paper evaluates strategies for atlas selection in atlas-based segmentation of three-dimensional biomedical images. Segmentation by intensity-based nonrigid registration to atlas images is applied to confocal microscopy images acquired from the brains of 20 bees. This paper evaluates and compares four different approaches for atlas image selection:(More)
—A sequential algorithm is presented for computing the exact Euclidean distance transform (DT) of a k-dimensional binary image in time linear in the total number of voxels N. The algorithm, which is based on dimensionality reduction and partial Voronoi diagram construction, can be used for computing the DT for a wide class of distance functions, including(More)
In this paper, we describe an extrinsic-point-based, interactive image-guided neurosurgical system designed at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, as part of a collaborative effort among the Departments of Neurological Surgery, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering. Multimodal image-to-image (II) and image-to-physical (IP) registration is(More)
Mutual information (MI) has emerged in recent years as an effective similarity measure for comparing images. One drawback of MI, however, is that it is calculated on a pixel by pixel basis, meaning that it takes into account only the relationships between corresponding individual pixels and not those of each pixel's respective neighborhood. As a result,(More)
OBJECTIVE Several causes of spatial inaccuracies in image-guided surgery have been carefully studied and documented for several systems. These include error in identifying the external features used for registration, geometrical distortion in the preoperative images, and error in tracking the surgical instruments. Another potentially important source of(More)
Recent studies have shown that the surface of the brain is deformed by up to 20 mm after the skull is opened during neurosurgery, which could lead to substantial error in commercial image-guided surgery systems. We quantitatively analyze the intraoperative brain deformation of 24 subjects to investigate whether simple rules can describe or predict the(More)
In this paper, we extend a previously reported intensity-based nonrigid registration algorithm by using a novel regularization term to constrain the deformation. Global motion is modeled by a rigid transformation while local motion is described by a free-form deformation based on B-splines. An information theoretic measure, normalized mutual information, is(More)
This paper defines a simple protocol for competitive and quantified evaluation of electromagnetic tracking systems such as the NDI Aurora (A) and Ascension microBIRD with dipole transmitter (B). It establishes new methods and a new phantom design which assesses the reproducibility and allows comparability with different tracking systems in a consistent(More)