Non-rigid image registration using bone growth model

  • Morten Bro-Nielsen
  • Claus Gramkow
  • Sven Kreiborg
Segmentation and Deformable Models
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1205)


Non-rigid registration has traditionally used physical models like elasticity and fluids. These models are very seldom valid models of the difference between the registered images. This paper presents a non-rigid registration algorithm, which uses a model of bone growth as a model of the change between time sequence images of the human mandible. By being able to register the images, this paper at the same time contributes to the validation of the growth model, which is based on the currently available medical theories and knowledge.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Morten Bro-Nielsen
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Claus Gramkow
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sven Kreiborg
    • 2
  1. 1.HT Medical, Inc.RockvilleUSA
  2. 2.3D-Lab, School of DentistryUniv. of CopenhagenDenmark
  3. 3.Dept. of Mathematical ModellingTechnical University of DenmarkDenmark

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