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BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter September 22, 2018

Efficient feature-based motion estimation in neurosurgery using non-maximum suppression

  • Fang Chen EMAIL logo , Jan Müller , Jens Müller and Ronald Tetzlaff


In this contribution we propose a feature-based method for motion estimation and correction in intraoperative thermal imaging during brain surgery. The motion is estimated from co-registered white-light images in order to perform a robust motion correction on the thermographic data. To ensure real-time performance of an intraoperative application, we optimise the processing time which essentially depends on the number of key points found by our algorithm. For this purpose we evaluate the effect of applying an non-maximum suppression (NMS) to improve the feature detection efficiency. Furthermore we propose an adaptive method to determine the size of the suppression area, resulting in a trade-off between accuracy and processing time.

Published Online: 2018-09-22
Published in Print: 2018-09-01

© 2018 the author(s), published by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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