A Comparison of Similarity Measures for 2D Rigid MR Image Registration Using Wavelet Transform

  • Shutao Li
  • Shengchu Deng
  • Jinglin Peng
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4319)


Medical image registration is a decisive step in medical image processsing. In intensity-based image registration methods, multiresolution coarse-to-fine strategy is often used to speed up the registration process. In this paper, several commonly-used similarity measures were compared under multi-resolution wavelet framework. The similarity measures are energy, joint entropy, mutual information, normalized mutual information, correlation ratio, and partitioned intensity uniformity. Experimental results give a guidance to the selection of appropriate similarity measures for registration in a multiresolution wavelet framework.


Similarity Measure Mutual Information Discrete Wavelet Transform Image Registration Normalize Mutual Information 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shutao Li
    • 1
  • Shengchu Deng
    • 1
  • Jinglin Peng
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Electrical and Information EngineeringHunan UniversityChangshaChina

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