Digital homeomorphisms in deformable registration

Pierre Louis Bazin, Lotta Maria Ellingsen, Dzung L. Pham

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33 Scopus citations


A common goal in deformable registration applications is to produce a spatial transformation that is diffeomorphic, thereby preserving the topology of structures being transformed. Because this constraint is typically enforced only on the continuum, however, topological changes can still occur within discretely sampled images. This work discusses the notion of homeomorphisms in digital images, and how it differs from the diffeomorphic/homeomorphic concepts in continuous spaces commonly used in medical imaging. We review the differences and problems brought by considering functions defined on a discrete grid, and propose a practical criterion for enforcing digital homeomorphisms in the context of atlas-based segmentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformation Processing in Medical lmaging - 20th International Conference, IPMI 2007, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540732721, 9783540732723
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event20th International Conference on Information Processing in Medical lmaging, IPMI 2007 - Kerkrade, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 2 2007Jul 6 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4584 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other20th International Conference on Information Processing in Medical lmaging, IPMI 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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