Joel Barajas, Jaume Garcia, Karla Lizbeth Caballero, Francesc Carreras, Sandra Pujades, & Petia Radeva. (2006). Correction of Misalignment Artifacts Among 2-D Cardiac MR Images in 3-D Space. In 1st International Wokshop on Computer Vision for Intravascular and Intracardiac Imaging (CVII’06) (Vol. 3217, pp. 114–121). Copenhagen (Denmark).
Abstract: Cardiac Magnetic Resonance images offer the opportunity to study the heart in detail. One of the main issues in its modelling is to create an accurate 3-D reconstruction of the left ventricle from 2-D views. A first step to achieve this goal is the correct registration among the different image planes due to patient movements. In this article, we present an accurate method to correct displacement artifacts using the Normalized Mutual Information. Here, the image views are treated as planes in order to diminish the approximation error caused by the association of a certain thickness, and moved simultaneously to avoid any kind of bias in the alignment process. This method has been validated using real and syntectic plane displacements, yielding promising results.