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Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering

Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering

Editor-in-Chief: Dössel, Olaf

Editorial Board: Augat, Peter / Buzug, Thorsten M. / Haueisen, Jens / Jockenhoevel, Stefan / Knaup-Gregori, Petra / Kraft, Marc / Lenarz, Thomas / Leonhardt, Steffen / Malberg, Hagen / Penzel, Thomas / Plank, Gernot / Radermacher, Klaus M. / Schkommodau, Erik / Stieglitz, Thomas / Urban, Gerald A.

CiteScore 2018: 0.47

Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.377

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

Fang Chen
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  • Institute of Circuits and Systems, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dresden, Germany
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Published Online: 2018-09-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2018-0133


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.

Keywords: brain motion; Harris corner detection; nonmaximum suppression; Normalised Cross Correlation

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Published Online: 2018-09-22

Published in Print: 2018-09-01

Citation Information: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 555–558, ISSN (Online) 2364-5504, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2018-0133.

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