Non-rigid image registration: theory and practice

W R Crum, T Hartkens, D L G Hill
2004 British Journal of Radiology  
Image registration is an important enabling technology in medical image analysis. The current emphasis is on development and validation of application-specific non-rigid techniques, but there is already a plethora of techniques and terminology in use. In this paper we discuss the current state of the art of non-rigid registration to put on-going research in context and to highlight current and future clinical applications that might benefit from this technology. The philosophy and motivation
more » ... y and motivation underlying non-rigid registration is discussed and a guide to common terminology is presented. The core components of registration systems are described and outstanding issues of validity and validation are confronted.
doi:10.1259/bjr/25329214 pmid:15677356 fatcat:fgcrow4uzjf27arer4yb2ifyve