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Large Deformation Diffeomorphic Registration of Diffusion-Weighted Images with Explicit Orientation Optimization

  • Pei Zhang
  • Marc Niethammer
  • Dinggang Shen
  • Pew-Thian Yap
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8150)

Abstract

We seek to compute a diffeomorphic map between a pair of diffusion-weighted images under large deformation. Unlike existing techniques, our method allows any diffusion model to be fitted after registration for subsequent multifaceted analysis. This is achieved by directly aligning the diffusion-weighted images using a large deformation diffeomorphic registration framework formulated from an optimal control perspective. Our algorithm seeks the optimal coordinate mapping by simultaneously considering structural alignment, local fiber reorientation, and deformation regularization. Our algorithm also incorporates a multi-kernel strategy to concurrently register anatomical structures of different scales. We demonstrate the efficacy of our approach using in vivo data and report on detailed qualitative and quantitative results in comparison with several different registration strategies.

Keywords

Orientation Distribution Function Spatial Alignment Shooting Algorithm High Angular Resolution Diffusion Imaging Anisotropy Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pei Zhang
    • 1
  • Marc Niethammer
    • 2
  • Dinggang Shen
    • 1
  • Pew-Thian Yap
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC)The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science, Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC)The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUSA

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