Effective volumetric feature modeling and coarse correspondence via improved 3DSIFT and spectral matching
This paper presents a nonrigid coarse correspondence computation algorithm for volumetric images. Our matching algorithm first extracts then correlates image features based on a revised and improved 3DSIFT (I3DSIFT) algorithm. With a scale-related keypoint reorientation and descriptor construction, this feature correlation is less sensitive to image rotation and scaling. Then, we present an improved spectral matching (ISM) algorithm on correlated features to obtain a one-to-one mapping between corresponded features. One can effectively extend this feature correspondence to dense correspondence between volume images. Our algorithm can benefit nonrigid volumetric image registration in many tasks such as motion modeling in medical image analysis and processing.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Chen, P., & Li, X. (2014). Effective volumetric feature modeling and coarse correspondence via improved 3DSIFT and spectral matching. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2014 https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/378159