Online Atlasing Using an Iterative Centroid

  • Antoine LegouhyEmail author
  • Olivier Commowick
  • François Rousseau
  • Christian Barillot
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11766)


Online atlasing, i.e. incrementing an atlas with new images as they are acquired, is key when performing studies on databases very large or still being gathered. We propose to this end a new diffeomorphic online atlasing method without having to perform again the atlasing process from scratch. New subjects are integrated following an iterative procedure gradually shifting the centroid of the images to its final position, making it computationally cheap to update regularly an atlas as new images are acquired (only needing a number of registrations equal to the number of new subjects). We evaluate this iterative centroid approach through the analysis of the sharpness and variance of the resulting atlases, and the transformations of images, comparing their deviations from a conventional method. We demonstrate that the transformations divergence between the two approaches is small and stable and that both atlases reach equivalent levels of image quality.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antoine Legouhy
    • 1
    Email author
  • Olivier Commowick
    • 1
  • François Rousseau
    • 2
  • Christian Barillot
    • 1
  1. 1.Univ Rennes, Inria, CNRS, INSERM, IRISA UMR 6074, Empenn ERL U-1228RennesFrance
  2. 2.IMT Atlantique, LaTIM U1101 INSERM, UBLBrestFrance

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