Registration and Analysis of Vascular Images

  title={Registration and Analysis of Vascular Images},
  author={Stephen R. Aylward and Julien Jomier and Susan Weeks and Elizabeth Bullitt},
  journal={International Journal of Computer Vision},
We have developed a method for rigidly aligning images of tubes. This paper presents an evaluation of the consistency of that method for three-dimensional images of human vasculature. Vascular images may contain alignment ambiguities, poorly corresponding vascular networks, and non-rigid deformations, yet the Monte Carlo experiments presented in this paper show that our method registers vascular images with sub-voxel consistency in a matter of seconds. Furthermore, we show that the method's… CONTINUE READING