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Introduction to the Non-rigid Image Registration Evaluation Project (NIREP)

  • Gary E. Christensen
  • Xiujuan Geng
  • Jon G. Kuhl
  • Joel Bruss
  • Thomas J. Grabowski
  • Imran A. Pirwani
  • Michael W. Vannier
  • John S. Allen
  • Hanna Damasio
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4057)

Abstract

Non-rigid image registration (NIR) is an essential tool for morphologic comparisons in the presence of intra- and inter-individual anatomic variations. Many NIR methods have been developed, but are especially difficult to evaluate since point-wise inter-image correspondence is usually unknown, i.e., there is no “Gold Standard” to evaluate performance. The Non-rigid Image Registration Evaluation Project (NIREP) has been started to develop, establish, maintain, and endorse a standardized set of relevant benchmarks and metrics for performance evaluation of nonrigid image registration algorithms. This paper describes the basic framework of the project.

Keywords

Image Registration Registration Algorithm Superior Frontal Gyrus Evaluation Database Relative Overlap 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary E. Christensen
    • 1
  • Xiujuan Geng
    • 1
  • Jon G. Kuhl
    • 1
  • Joel Bruss
    • 2
  • Thomas J. Grabowski
    • 2
    • 3
  • Imran A. Pirwani
    • 4
  • Michael W. Vannier
    • 5
  • John S. Allen
    • 6
    • 7
  • Hanna Damasio
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe University of Iowa 
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyThe University of Iowa 
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyThe University of Iowa 
  4. 4.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of Iowa 
  5. 5.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Chicago 
  6. 6.The Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging CenterUniv. of Southern California 
  7. 7.Department of AnthropologyUniv. of Southern California 

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