CDS Lecture Series

Wednesday, November 5, 2003, 12:30 p.m.

Michael I. Miller
Director, Center for Imaging Science
The Johns Hopkins University

Computational Anatomy and Models for Image Analysis

Recent years have seen rapid advances in the mathematical specification of models for image analysis of human anatomy. As first described in "Computational Anatomy: An Emerging Discipline", Grenander and Miller, Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, Vol. 56, 617-694, 1998, human anatomy is modelled as a deformable template, an orbit under the group action of infinite dimensional diffeomorphisms. In this talk, we will describe recent advances in CA, specifying a metric on the ensemble of images, and examine distances between elements of the orbits, "Group Actions, Homeomorphisms, and Matching: A General Framework", Miller and Younes, Int. J. Comp. Vision Vol. 41, 61-84, 2001, "On the Metrics of Euler-Lagrange Equations of Computational Anatomy, Annu. Rev. Biomed. Eng., Vol. 4, 375-405, 2002. Numerous results will be shown comparing shapes through this metric formulation of the deformable template, including results from disease testing on the hippocampus, and cortical structural and functional mapping.

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