Large-deformation image registration is important in theory and application in computer vision, but is a difficult task for non-rigid registration methods. In this paper, we propose a structural Tensor and Driving force-based Log-Demons algorithm for it, named TDLog-Demons for short. The structural tensor of an image is proposed to obtain a highly accurate deformation field. The driving force is proposed to solve the registration issue of large-deformation that often causes Log-Demons to trap into local minima. It is defined as a point correspondence obtained via multisupport-region-order-based gradient histogram descriptor matching on image's boundary points. It is integrated into an exponentially decreasing form with the velocity field of Log-Demons to move the points accurately and to speed up a registration process. Consequently, the driving force-based Log-Demons can well deal with large-deformation image registration. Extensive experiments demonstrate that the TDLog-Demons not only captures large deformations at a high accuracy but also yields a smooth deformation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
- Image registration
- Log-Demons algorithm
- driving force