Edgels and Tangent Planes in Image Warping

  • John Little
  • Kanti Mardia
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 284)


In this paper we first describe generally the uses of thin-plate splines for image deformation. We then go on to demonstrate why we feel that incorporating edgel information into a warp has great potential. An extension to the edgel method of Bookstein and Green (1993a,b) is outlined for use in three dimensions. Finally we give an example of the results of using this formulation for three-dimensional magnetic resonance images of the human head.


Human Head Tangent Plane Image Deformation Deformation Matrix Virtual Reality Training 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Little
    • 1
  • Kanti Mardia
    • 2
  1. 1.Imaging Processing Group Division of Radiological SciencesGuy’s HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of StatisticsUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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