Biomedical Image Registration for Diagnostic Decision Making and Treatment Monitoring
Xiu Y. Wang (The University of Sydney, Australia and Heilongjang University, China) and David D. Feng (The University of Sydney, Australia and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China)
Copyright: © 2005
The chapter introduces biomedical image registration as a means of integrating and providing complementary and additional information from multiple medical images simultaneously to facilitate diagnostic decision-making and treatment monitoring. It focuses on the fundamental theories of biomedical image registration, major methodologies and contributions of this area, and the main applications of biomedical image registration in clinical contexts. Furthermore, discussions on the future challenges and possible research trends of this field are presented. The chapter aims to assist in a quick understanding of main methods and technologies, current issues, and major applications of biomedical image registration, to provide the connection between biomedical image registration and the related research areas, and finally to evoke novel and practical registration methods to improve the quality and safety of healthcare.