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This paper presents a novel method for non-rigid registration of transrectal ultrasound and magnetic resonance prostate images based on a non-linear regularized framework of point correspondences obtained from a statistical measure of shape-contexts. The segmented prostate shapes are represented by shape-contexts and the Bhattacharyya distance between the(More)
Prostate segmentation is a challenging task, and the challenges significantly differ from one imaging modality to another. Low contrast, speckle, micro-calcifications and imaging artifacts like shadow poses serious challenges to accurate prostate segmentation in transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) images. However in magnetic resonance (MR) images, superior soft(More)
Diabetic macular edema (DME) is characterized by hard exudates. In this article, we propose a novel statistical atlas based method for segmentation of such exudates. Any test fundus image is first warped on the atlas co-ordinate and then a distance map is obtained with the mean atlas image. This leaves behind the candidate lesions. Post-processing schemes(More)
A classic approach to obtain High Dynamic Range Images (HDRI) consists in combining multiple images of the same scene with varying exposures. However, if the scene is not static during the time of capture, moving objects will appear blurry and ghosted, i.e. in multiple locations. Detecting and removing ghosting artifacts is an important issue for automatic(More)
This paper tackles the difficult, but fundamental, problem of image matching under projective transformation. Recently, several algorithms capable of handling large changes of viewpoint as well as large scale changes have been proposed. They are based on the comparison of local, invariants descriptors which are robust to these transformations. However,(More)
This paper presents an efficient method for human skin color detection with a mobile platform. The proposed method is based on mod-eling the skin distribution in a log-chromaticity color space which shows good invariance properties to changing illumination. The method is easy to implement and can cope with the requirements of real-world tasks such as(More)
This paper presents a method based on shape-context and statistical measures to match interventional 2D Trans Rectal Ultrasound (TRUS) slice during prostate biopsy to a 2D Magnetic Resonance (MR) slice of a pre-acquired prostate volume. Accurate biopsy tissue sampling requires translation of the MR slice information on the TRUS guided biopsy slice. However,(More)