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We present an algorithm for fast elastic multidimensional intensity-based image registration with a parametric model of the deformation. It is fully automatic in its default mode of operation. In the case of hard real-world problems, it is capable of accepting expert hints in the form of soft landmark constraints. Much fewer landmarks are needed and the(More)
Echo-planar imaging (EPI) is a fast nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method. Unfortunately, local magnetic field inhomogeneities induced mainly by the subject's presence cause significant geometrical distortion, predominantly along the phase-encoding direction, which must be undone to allow for meaningful further processing. So far, this aspect has(More)
We propose a new spatio-temporal elastic registration algorithm for motion reconstruction from a series of images. The specific application is to estimate displacement fields from two-dimensional ultrasound sequences of the heart. The basic idea is to find a spatio-temporal deformation field that effectively compensates for the motion by minimizing a(More)
Here we present a new image registration algorithm for the alignment of histological sections that combines the ideas of B-spline based elastic registration and consistent image registration, to allow simultaneous registration of images in two directions (direct and inverse). In principle, deformations based on B-splines are not invertible. The consistency(More)
We address the problem of estimating the uncertainty of optical flow algorithm results. Our method estimates the error magnitude at all points in the image. It can be used as a confidence measure. It is based on bootstrap resampling, which is a computational statistical inference technique based on repeating the optical flow calculation several times for(More)
The forward electroencephalography (EEG) problem involves finding a potential V from the Poisson equation inverted Delta x (sigma inverted Delta V) f, in which f represents electrical sources in the brain, and sigma the conductivity of the head tissues. In the piecewise constant conductivity head model, this can be accomplished by the boundary element(More)
  • Jan Kybic
  • 2004 International Conference on Image Processing…
  • 2004
We present a new algorithm for mutual information estimation for image registration based on the nearest neighbor entropy estimator of Kozachenko and Leonenko. We modify the algorithm to be numerically robust and computationally efficient, with optimal asymptotic complexity O(N/sub pixels/d/sub dim/). We propose two MI-based criteria exploiting the(More)
PURPOSE Four-dimensional computed tomography (4D CT) can provide patient-specific motion information for radiotherapy planning and delivery. Motion estimation in 4D CT is challenging due to the reduced image quality and the presence of artifacts. We aim to improve the robustness of deformable registration applied to respiratory-correlated imaging of the(More)
Ultrasound guidance is used for many surgical interventions such as biopsy and electrode insertion. We present a method to localize a thin surgical tool such as a biopsy needle or a microelectrode in a 3-D ultrasound image. The proposed method starts with thresholding and model fitting using random sample consensus for robust localization of the axis.(More)
This paper describes a new method for one channel noise suppression system which overcomes the typical disadvantage of one channel noise suppression algorithms — the impossibility of noise estimation during speech sequence. Our method is the combination of Wiener filtering and spectral subtraction. The noise can be successfully updated even during(More)