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Unal, G.B.; Slabaugh, G.G. (2005)
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Languages: English
Types: Part of book or chapter of book
Subjects: QA, QA75

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arxiv: Computer Science::Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
In this paper we present coupled partial differential equations (PDEs) for the problem of joint segmentation and registration. The registration component of the method estimates a deformation field between boundaries of two structures. The desired coupling comes from two PDEs that estimate a common surface through segmentation and its non-rigid registration with a target image. The solutions of these two PDEs both decrease the total energy of the surface, and therefore aid each other in finding a locally optimal solution. Our technique differs from recently popular joint segmentation and registration algorithms, all of which assume a rigid transformation among shapes. We present both the theory and results that demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach.
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