Nonrigid Registration

  • David Hawkes
  • Dean Barratt
  • Tim Carter
  • Jamie McClelland
  • Bill Crum

This chapter describes the convergence of technologies between interventional radiology, image-guided surgery, and image-directed therapy. Nonrigid registration has an important part to play in this trend and different approaches to nonrigid registration are summarized. The role of nonrigid registration for image-guided procedures in the building and instantiation of anatomical atlases, modeling large deformations of soft tissues by incorporating biomechanical models, and modeling cyclic respiratory and cardiac motion for image guidance is described. These concepts are illustrated with descriptions of prototype systems with applications in the brain, breast, lung, liver, and orthopaedics.


Deep Brain Stimulation Biomechanical Model Nonrigid Registration Breathing Cycle Active Appearance Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Hawkes
    • 1
  • Dean Barratt
    • 1
  • Tim Carter
    • 1
  • Jamie McClelland
    • 1
  • Bill Crum
    • 2
  1. 1.University College LondonUK
  2. 2.Centre for Medical Image ComputingUniversity College LondonUK

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