Rigid and non-rigid medical image registration methods

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Image registration is an important and usually necessary step in multi-dimensional multi-modality medical image analysis. Moreover, images from the same modality may be registered to study and analyse variability of a specific structure or information among a group of subjects to develop physiological models and computerised atlases. Multi-dimensional image registration is also an important step in therapeutic protocols including radiation treatment and evaluation. Recent advances in medical imaging and image analysis have accompanied with a number of rigid-body and non-rigidbody image registration methods and algorithms. This paper first briefly reviews some of the rigid and non-rigid image registration methods and then presents an integrated approach of rigid and elastic deformation methods suitable for dealing with registration of partially deformed and incomplete image datasets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-219
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering


  • Affine transformation
  • Elastic deformation
  • Image registration
  • Non-rigid transformation
  • Principal axes transformation
  • Rigid transformation


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