Non-rigid registration between histological and MR images of the prostate: A joint segmentation and registration framework

Yangming Ou, Dinggang Shen, Michael Feldman, John Tomaszewski, Christos Davatzikos

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Abstract

This paper presents a 3D non-rigid registration algorithm between histological and MR images of the prostate with cancer. To compensate for the loss of 3D integrity in the histology sectioning process, series of 2D histological slices are first reconstructed into a 3D histological volume. After that, the 3D histology-MRI registration is obtained by maximizing a) landmark similarity and b) cancer region overlap between the two images. The former aims to capture distortions at prostate boundary and internal bloblike structures; and the latter aims to capture distortions specifically at cancer regions. In particular, landmark similarities, the former, is maximized by an annealing process, where correspondences between the automatically-detected boundary and internal landmarks are iteratively established in a fuzzy-to-deterministic fashion. Cancer region overlap, the latter, is maximized in a joint cancer segmentation and registration framework, where the two interleaved problems - segmentation and registration - inform each other in an iterative fashion. Registration accuracy is established by comparing against human-rater-defined landmarks and by comparing with other methods. The ultimate goal of this registration is to warp the histologically-defined cancer ground truth into MRI, for more thoroughly understanding MRI signal characteristics of the prostate cancerous tissue, which will promote the MRI-based prostate cancer diagnosis in the future studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2009
Pages125-132
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2009 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 2009 Jun 202009 Jun 25

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2009
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period09/6/2009/6/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Ou, Y., Shen, D., Feldman, M., Tomaszewski, J., & Davatzikos, C. (2009). Non-rigid registration between histological and MR images of the prostate: A joint segmentation and registration framework. In 2009 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2009 (pp. 125-132). [5204347] (2009 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/CVPR.2009.5204347