Quantitative 3D-OCT motion correction with tilt and illumination correction, robust similarity measure and regularization

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Kraus M, Liu JJ, Schottenhamml J, Chen CL, Budai A, Branchini L, Ko T, Ishikawa H, Wollstein G, Schuman J, Duker JS, Fujimoto JG, Hornegger J
Zeitschrift: Biomedical Optics Express
Verlag: Optical Society of America
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2014
Band: 5
Heftnummer: 8
Seitenbereich: 2591-2613
ISSN: 2156-7085


Variability in illumination, signal quality, tilt and the amount of motion pose challenges for post-processing based 3D-OCT motion correction algorithms. We present an advanced 3D-OCT motion correction algorithm using image registration and orthogonal raster scan patterns aimed at addressing these challenges. An intensity similarity measure using the pseudo Huber norm and a regularization scheme based on a pseudo L-0.5 norm are introduced. A two-stage registration approach was developed. In the first stage, only axial motion and axial tilt are coarsely corrected. This result is then used as the starting point for a second stage full optimization. In preprocessing, a bias field estimation based approach to correct illumination differences in the input volumes is employed. Quantitative evaluation was performed using a large set of data acquired from 73 healthy and glaucomatous eyes using SD-OCT systems. OCT volumes of both the optic nerve head and the macula region acquired with three independent orthogonal volume pairs for each location were used to assess reproducibility. The advanced motion correction algorithm using the techniques presented in this paper was compared to a basic algorithm corresponding to an earlier version and to performing no motion correction. Errors in segmentation-based measures such as layer positions, retinal and nerve fiber thickness, as well as the blood vessel pattern were evaluated. The quantitative results consistently show that reproducibility is improved considerably by using the advanced algorithm, which also significantly outperforms the basic algorithm. The mean of the mean absolute retinal thickness difference over all data was 9.9 um without motion correction, 7.1 um using the basic algorithm and 5.0 um using the advanced algorithm. Similarly, the blood vessel likelihood map error is reduced to 69% of the uncorrected error for the basic and to 47% of the uncorrected error for the advanced algorithm. These results demonstrate that our advanced motion correction algorithm has the potential to improve the reliability of quantitative measurements derived from 3D-OCT data substantially. (C) 2014 Optical Society of America

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Budai, Attila
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 5 (Mustererkennung)
Hornegger, Joachim Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 5 (Mustererkennung)
Kraus, Martin
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 5 (Mustererkennung)
Schottenhamml, Julia
Stiftungs-Juniorprofessur für Sportinformatik (Digital Sports)

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Kraus, M., Liu, J.J., Schottenhamml, J., Chen, C.-L., Budai, A., Branchini, L.,... Hornegger, J. (2014). Quantitative 3D-OCT motion correction with tilt and illumination correction, robust similarity measure and regularization. Biomedical Optics Express, 5(8), 2591-2613. https://dx.doi.org/10.1364/BOE.5.002591

Kraus, Martin, et al. "Quantitative 3D-OCT motion correction with tilt and illumination correction, robust similarity measure and regularization." Biomedical Optics Express 5.8 (2014): 2591-2613.


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