René Werner

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Accurate estimation of respiratory motion is essential for many applications in medical 4D imaging, for example for radiotherapy of thoracic and abdominal tumors. It is usually done by non-linear registration of image scans at different states of the breathing cycle but without further modeling of specific physiological motion properties. In this context,(More)
EMPIRE10 (Evaluation of Methods for Pulmonary Image REgistration 2010) is a public platform for fair and meaningful comparison of registration algorithms which are applied to a database of intra patient thoracic CT image pairs. Evaluation of nonrigid registration techniques is a nontrivial task. This is compounded by the fact that researchers typically test(More)
Development and optimization of methods for adequately accounting for respiratory motion in radiation therapy of thoracic tumors require detailed knowledge of respiratory dynamics and its impact on corresponding dose distributions. Thus, computer aided modeling and simulation of respiratory motion have become increasingly important. In this article a(More)
Modeling of respiratory motion has become increasingly important in various applications of medical imaging (e.g., radiation therapy of lung cancer). Current modeling approaches are usually confined to intra-patient registration of 3D image data representing the individual patient's anatomy at different breathing phases. We propose an approach to generate a(More)
The computation of accurate motion fields is a crucial aspect in 4D medical imaging. It is usually done using a non-linear registration without further modeling of physiological motion properties. However, a globally homogeneous smoothing (regularization) of the motion field during the registration process can contradict the characteristics of motion(More)
Registration of the lungs in thoracic CT images is required in many fields of application in medical imaging, for example for motion estimation, analysis of pathology progression or the generation of shape atlases. In this paper, we present a robust registration approach that has been optimized for the registration of thoracic CT data. The algorithm(More)
Understanding the wiring diagram of the human cerebral cortex is a fundamental challenge in neuroscience. Elemental aspects of its organization remain elusive. Here we examine which structural traits of cortical regions, particularly their cytoarchitecture and thickness, relate to the existence and strength of inter-regional connections. We use the(More)
Respiratory motion degrades anatomic position reproducibility and leads to issues affecting image acquisition, treatment planning, and radiation delivery. Four-dimensional (4D) computer tomography (CT) image acquisition can be used to measure the impact of organ motion and to explicitly account for respiratory motion during treatment planning and radiation(More)
This paper proposes a novel method for image registration of lung CT scans. Our approach consists of a procedure for automatically establishing landmark correspondences in lung CT scan pairs and an elaborate variational image registration scheme. The landmark information is incorporated into the registration scheme as pre-registration using the(More)