Efficient Prealignment of CT Scans for Registration through a Bodypart Regressor

Apr 16, 2019 MIDL 2019 Conference Abstract Submission readers: everyone Show Bibtex
  • Keywords: SSBR, self-supervised bodypart regressor, registration, prealignment
  • Abstract: Convolutional neural networks have not only been applied for classification of voxels, objects, or images, for instance, but have also been proposed as a bodypart regressor. We pick up this underexplored idea and evaluate its value for registration: A CNN is trained to output the relative height within the human body in axial CT scans, and the resulting scores are used for quick alignment between different timepoints. Preliminary results confirm that this allows both fast and robust prealignment compared with iterative approaches.
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