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Accurate registration of multi-temporal remote sensing images is essential for various change detection applications. Mutual information (MI) has recently been used as a similarity measure for registration of medical images because of its generality and high accuracy. Its application in remote sensing is relatively new. There are a number of algorithms for(More)
Mutual information (MI)-based image registration has been found to be quite effective in many medical imaging applications. To determine the MI between two images, the joint histogram of the two images is required. In the literature, linear interpolation and partial volume interpolation (PVI) are often used while estimating the joint histogram for(More)
Registration is a fundamental operation in image processing to align images taken at different times, from different sensors or from different viewing angles. Automatic image registration procedures are gaining importance to efficiently register large volumes of remote sensing data available these days. In this Letter, we investigate an automated mutual(More)
This study investigates an efficient algorithm for image segmentation with a global constraint based on the Bhat-tacharyya measure. The problem consists of finding a region consistent with an image distribution learned a priori. We derive an original upper bound of the Bhattacharyya measure by introducing an auxiliary labeling. From this upper bound, we(More)
This study investigates fast detection of the left ventricle (LV) endo- and epicardium boundaries in a cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) sequence following the optimization of two original discrete cost functions, each containing global intensity and geometry constraints based on the Bhattacharyya similarity. The cost functions and the corresponding max-flow(More)
This study investigates a new parameterization of deformation fields for image registration. Instead of standard displacements, this parameterization describes a deformation field with its transformation Jacobian and curl of end velocity field. It has two important features which make it appealing to image registration: 1) it relaxes the need of an explicit(More)
Biofilms play a pivotal role in infections related to devices. Biofilm formation in Escherichia coli is mediated by the quorum-sensing E. coli regulator C (QseC), the histidine sensor kinase that can sense epinephrine (EPI)/norepinephrine (NE). In this study, we evaluate the role of the QseC quorum-sensing sensor kinase in epinephrine-enhanced motility and(More)