Inverse Consistency Error in the Registration of Prone and Supine Images in CT Colonography

Roth, H.R., Hampshire, T.E., McClelland, J.R., Hu, M., Boone, D.J., Slabaugh, G.G., Halligan, S. & Hawkes, D.J. (2011). Inverse Consistency Error in the Registration of Prone and Supine Images in CT Colonography. Paper presented at the Third International Workshop on Computational and Clinical Applications in Abdominal Imaging, 18-09-2011, Toronto, Canada.

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Robust registration between prone and supine data acquisitions for CT colonography is pivotal for medical interpretation but a challenging problem. One measure when evaluating non-rigid registration algorithms over the whole of the deformation field is the inverse consistency error, which suggests improved registration quality when the inverse deformation is consistent with the forward deformation. We show that using computed landmark displacements to initialise an intensity based registration reduces the inverse consistency error when using a state-of-the-art non-rigid b-spline registration method. This method aligns prone and supine 2D images derived from CT colonography acquisitions in a cylindrical domain. Furthermore, we demonstrate that using the same initialisation also improves registration accuracy for a set of manually identified reference points in cases exhibiting local luminal collapse.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: CT colonography, image registration, computer aided diagnosis and interventions
Divisions: School of Informatics > Department of Computing

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