Evaluation of Two Free Form Deformation Based Motion Estimators in Cardiac and Chest Imaging

  • Bertrand Delhay
  • Patrick Clarysse
  • Jyrki Lötjönen
  • Toivo Katila
  • Isabelle E. Magnin
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3504)


In the context of motion estimation of the heart and thoracic structures from tomographic imaging, we investigated two free form deformations (FFD) based non linear registration methods as motion estimators. Standard and cylindrical FFD (CFFD) methods are evaluated in 2D, both on simulated and in vivo cardiac and thoracic images. Results tend to show that CFFD based method achieves the same accuracy with less parameters. However, the fast convergence of this model is hamped by a higher computing time with a straightforward implantation.


Image Registration Angular Error Free Form Deformation High Computing Time Warp Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertrand Delhay
    • 1
  • Patrick Clarysse
    • 1
  • Jyrki Lötjönen
    • 2
  • Toivo Katila
    • 3
  • Isabelle E. Magnin
    • 1
  1. 1.Creatis, CNRS UMR 5515, Inserm U630VilleurbanneFrance
  2. 2.VTT Information TechnologyTampereFinland
  3. 3.Laboratory of Biomedical EngineeringHelsinki University of Technology, HUTFinland

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