Groupwise non-rigid registration is an important technique in medical image analysis. Recent studies show that its accuracy can be greatly improved by explicitly providing good initialisation. This is achieved by seeking a sparse correspondence using a parts+geometry model. In this paper we show that a single parts+geometry model is unlikely to establish consistent sparse correspondence for complex objects, and that better initialisation can be achieved using a set of models. We describe how to combine the strengths of multiple models, and demonstrate that the method gives state-of-the-art performance on three datasets, with the most significant improvement on the most challenging.
|Title of host publication||Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Dec 1|
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