The registration of cardiac images is relevant for the diagnosis of cardiac pathologies. In the case of SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computer Tomography) datasets, this is difficult because of the low resolution of the images. In this paper we present a new registration method for 3D images with poor resolution. Our method is based on the maximization of the mutual information (MI) using a new interpolation method which significantly improves the result of an MI-based strategy on low resolution images. We also use a different optimization strategy than other MI-based algorithms, typically achieving errors of the order of one pixel. We also discuss experimental results of our method.
CitationMurillo, S.; Navazo, I.; Vinacua, A. Volume cardiac SPECT image registration. A: International Conference on Medical Information Visualization. "International Conference on Medical Information Visualitzacion". Londres: 2006, p. 9-14.
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