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Image Registration by a Regularized Gradient Flow. A Streaming Implementation in DX9 Graphics Hardware

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Image Registration by a Regularized Gradient Flow. A Streaming Implementation in DX9 Graphics Hardware
The presented image registration method uses a regularized gradient flow to correlate the intensities in two images. Thereby, an energy functional is successively minimized by descending along its regularized gradient. The gradient flow formulation makes use of a robust multi-scale regularization, an efficient multi-grid solver and an effective time-step control. The data processing is arranged in streams and mapped onto the functionality of a stream processor. This arrangement automatically exploits the high data parallelism of the problem, and local data access helps to maximize throughput and hide memory latency. Although dedicated stream processors exist, we use a DX9 compatible graphics card as a stream architecture because of its ideal price-performance ratio. The new floating point number formats guarantee a sufficient accuracy of the algorithm and eliminate previously present concerns about the use of graphics hardware for medical computing. Therefore, the implementation achie...
Robert Strzodka, Marc Droske, Martin Rumpf
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Type Journal
Year 2004
Where COMPUTING
Authors Robert Strzodka, Marc Droske, Martin Rumpf
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