Automated Processing of Micro-CT Scans Using Descriptor-Based Registration of 3D Images

  • Jakub KamińskiEmail author
  • Barłomiej Trzewiczek
  • Sebastian Wroński
  • Jacek Tarasiuk
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 539)


Under the study, 6 bovine femur heads and overall number of 70 dissected cuboid specimens of cancellous bone were intended for micro-CT. Descriptor-based approach was used for 3D images registration from different resolutions using translation and rotation invariant local geometric descriptors based on 3D Laplace filter and nearest neighbours identification using 6-dimensional scalar vectors. Presented approach is simple and effective and can be processed using macros for ImageJ tool. Obtained accuracy of registration with error lower than 1 pixel allows for further analysis of bone mechanical properties, enabling precise determination of orientation for anisotropy and therefore the study of behaviour of the bone under load.


Micro-ct Image processing Volumes registration Bones 



J. Kamiński. acknowledges benefit from Ph.D. scholarship by Marian Smoluchowski Cracow Scientific Consortium – KNOW.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jakub Kamiński
    • 1
    Email author
  • Barłomiej Trzewiczek
    • 1
  • Sebastian Wroński
    • 1
  • Jacek Tarasiuk
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer ScienceAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakowPoland

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