Learning a Metric without Supervision: Multimodal Registration using Synthetic Cycle DiscrepancyDownload PDF

Apr 09, 2021 (edited Apr 20, 2021)MIDL 2021 Conference Short SubmissionReaders: Everyone
  • Keywords: multimodal features, image registration, self-supervision
  • Abstract: Training deep learning based medical image registration methods involves the challenge of finding a suitable metric. To avoid the difficulty of choosing a metric for multimodal image registration, we propose a completely new concept relying on geometric instead of metric supervision with three-way registration cycles. Therefore, we create a synthetic image by applying a synthetic transformation on one of the input images. This leads to cycles that for each pair of input images comprise two multimodal transformations to be estimated and one known synthetic monomodal transformation. We minimise the discrepancy between the combined multimodal transformations and the synthetic monomodal transformation. By minimising this cycle discrepancy, we are able to learn multimodal registration between CT and MRI without metric supervision. Our method outperforms state-of-the-art metric supervision and comes very close to fully-supervised learning with ground truth labels.
  • Paper Type: methodological development
  • Primary Subject Area: Image Registration
  • Secondary Subject Area: Unsupervised Learning and Representation Learning
  • Paper Status: original work, not submitted yet
  • Source Code Url: https://github.com/multimodallearning/learning_without_metric
  • Data Set Url: https://github.com/multimodallearning/learning_without_metric
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