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Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2001

Volume 2208 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 120-127

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Mass Preserving Mappings and Image Registration

  • Steven HakerAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Surgical Planning Laboratory Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • , Allen TannenbaumAffiliated withDepartments of Electrical and Computer and Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • , Ron KikinisAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Surgical Planning Laboratory Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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Abstract

Image registration is the process of establishing a common geometric reference frame between two or more data sets from the same or different imaging modalities possibly taken at different times. In the context of medical imaging and in particular image guided therapy, the registration problem consists of finding automated methods that align multiple data sets with each other and with the patient. In this paper we propose a method of mass preserving elastic registration based on the Monge-Kantorovich problem of optimal mass transport.