Example-Based Image Restoration via Boosted Classifiers
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Citation (published version)Mullally, William; Sclaroff, Stan; Betke, Margrit. "Example-Based Image Registration via Boosted Classifiers", Technical Report BUCS-TR-2009-007, Computer Science Department, Boston University, March 11, 2009. [Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/1731]
We propose a novel image registration framework which uses classifiers trained from examples of aligned images to achieve registration. Our approach is designed to register images of medical data where the physical condition of the patient has changed significantly and image intensities are drastically different. We use two boosted classifiers for each degree of freedom of image transformation. These two classifiers can both identify when two images are correctly aligned and provide an efficient means of moving towards correct registration for misaligned images. The classifiers capture local alignment information using multi-pixel comparisons and can therefore achieve correct alignments where approaches like correlation and mutual-information which rely on only pixel-to-pixel comparisons fail. We test our approach using images from CT scans acquired in a study of acute respiratory distress syndrome. We show significant increase in registration accuracy in comparison to an approach using mutual information.