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CT colonography: Inverse-consistent symmetric registration of prone and supine inner colon surfaces

Roth, HR; McClelland, JR; Modat, M; Hampshire, TE; Boone, DJ; Helbren, E; Plumb, A; ... Hawkes, DJ; + view all (2013) CT colonography: Inverse-consistent symmetric registration of prone and supine inner colon surfaces. In: Proceedings of Medical Imaging 2013: Image Processing. SPIE: Florida, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

CT colonography interpretation is difficult and time-consuming because fecal residue or fluid can mimic or obscure polyps, leading to diagnostic errors. To compensate for this, it is normal practice to obtain CT data with the patient in prone and supine positions. Repositioning redistributes fecal residue and colonic gas; fecal residue tends to move, while fixed mural pathology does not. The cornerstone of competent interpretation is the matching of corresponding endoluminal locations between prone and supine acquisitions. Robust and accurate automated registration between acquisitions should lead to faster and more accurate detection of colorectal cancer and polyps. Any directional bias when registering the colonic surfaces could lead to incorrect anatomical correspondence resulting in reader error. We aim to reduce directional bias and so increase robustness by adapting a cylindrical registration algorithm to penalize inverse-consistency error, using a symmetric optimization. Using 17 validation cases, the mean inverse-consistency error was reduced significantly by 86%, from 3.3 mm to 0.45 mm. Furthermore, we show improved alignment of the prone and supine colonic surfaces, evidenced by a reduction in the mean-of-squared-differences by 43% overall. Mean registration error, measured at a sparse set of manually selected reference points, remained at the same level as the non-symmetric method (no significant differences). Our results suggest that the inverse-consistent symmetric algorithm performs more robustly than non-symmetric implementation of B-spline registration.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: CT colonography: Inverse-consistent symmetric registration of prone and supine inner colon surfaces
Event: SPIE Image Processing
ISBN: 9780819494436
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1117/12.2021914
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2021914
Language: English
Additional information: © 2013 Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Metabolism and Experi Therapeutics
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1396312
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