Image Registration Using Closest Corresponding Voxels With An Iterative Registration Process


The present invention provides a novel method of 3D medical image registration, that is, the alignment of two or more related 3D images. This method overcomes problems seen in conventional registration techniques arising from mismatching of voxel intensities. This is of particular importance when registering images derived from different techniques, such as MRI and CT. The invention allows the registration of images despite the lack of direct relationship between intensity levels in the different techniques, varying patient placement, and occlusion and noise in the image.

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John Ostuni (CC)  ➽ more inventions...


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U.S. Pat: 5,937,083 issued 1999-08-10

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Updated: May 1, 1998