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On Feature Tracking in X-Ray Images

Publication Details
Author(s): Klüppel M, Wang J, Bernecker D, Fischer P, Hornegger J
Title edited volumes: Informatik aktuell
Publisher: Springer
Publishing place: Berlin Heidelberg
Publication year: 2014
Title of series: Informatik aktuell
Conference Proceedings Title: Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2014
Pages range: 132-137
ISSN: 1431-472X

Event details
Event: Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2014
Event location: Aachen
Start date of the event: 16/03/2014
End date of the event: 18/03/2014


Feature point tracking and detection of X-ray images is challenging due to overlapping anatomical structures of different depths, which lead to low-contrast images. Tracking of motion in X-ray sequences can support many clinical applications like motion compensation or two- or three-dimensional registration algorithms. This paper is the first to evaluate the performance of several feature tracking and detection algorithms on artificial and real X-ray image sequences, which involve rigid motion as well as external disturbances. A stand-alone application has been developed to provide an overall test bench for all algorithms, realized by OpenCV implementations. Experiments show that the Karhunen Loeve Transform-based Tracker is the most consistent and effective tracking algorithm. Considering external disturbances, template matching provides the most sufficient results. Furthermore, the influence of feature point detection methods on tracking results is shown.

How to cite
APA: Klüppel, M., Wang, J., Bernecker, D., Fischer, P., & Hornegger, J. (2014). On Feature Tracking in X-Ray Images. In Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2014 (pp. 132-137). Aachen: Berlin Heidelberg: Springer.

MLA: Klüppel, Moritz, et al. "On Feature Tracking in X-Ray Images." Proceedings of the Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2014, Aachen Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, 2014. 132-137.

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