# ELASTIC REGISTRATION OF EDGE SETS BY MEANS OF DIFFUSE SURFACES - With an Application to Embedding Purkinje Fiber Networks

### Stefan Fürtinger, Stephen Keeling, Gernot Plank, Anton J. Prassl

#### Abstract

In this work, edge sets are mapped one to the other by representing these zero area sets as diffuse images which have positive measure supports that can be registered elastically. The driving application for this work is to map a Purkinje fiber network in the epicardium of one heart to the epicardium of another heart. The approach is to register sufficiently accurate diffuse surface representations of two epicardia and then to apply the resulting transformation to the points of the Purkinje fiber network. To create a diffuse image from a given edge set, a region growing method is used to approximate diffusion of brightness from an edge set to a given point. To be minimized is the sum of squared differences of the registered diffuse images along with a linear elastic penalty for the registration. A Newton iteration is employed to solve the optimality system, and the degree of diffusion is larger in initial iterations while smaller in later iterations so that a desired local minimum is selected by means of vanishing diffusion. Favorable results are shown for registering highly detailed rabbit heart models.

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#### Paper Citation

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Fürtinger S., Keeling S., Plank G. and J. Prassl A. (2011). **ELASTIC REGISTRATION OF EDGE SETS BY MEANS OF DIFFUSE SURFACES - With an Application to Embedding Purkinje Fiber Networks** . In *Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2011)* ISBN 978-989-8425-47-8, pages 12-21. DOI: 10.5220/0003322200120021

#### in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp11,

author={Stefan Fürtinger and Stephen Keeling and Gernot Plank and Anton J. Prassl},

title={ELASTIC REGISTRATION OF EDGE SETS BY MEANS OF DIFFUSE SURFACES - With an Application to Embedding Purkinje Fiber Networks},

booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2011)},

year={2011},

pages={12-21},

publisher={SciTePress},

organization={INSTICC},

doi={10.5220/0003322200120021},

isbn={978-989-8425-47-8},

}

#### in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2011)

TI - ELASTIC REGISTRATION OF EDGE SETS BY MEANS OF DIFFUSE SURFACES - With an Application to Embedding Purkinje Fiber Networks

SN - 978-989-8425-47-8

AU - Fürtinger S.

AU - Keeling S.

AU - Plank G.

AU - J. Prassl A.

PY - 2011

SP - 12

EP - 21

DO - 10.5220/0003322200120021