Deformable MRI-Ultrasound registration using correlation-based attribute matching for brain shift correction: Accuracy and generality in multi-site data
Author(s)Machado, Inês; Toews, Matthew; George, Elizabeth; Unadkat, Prashin; Essayed, Walid; Luo, Jie; Teodoro, Pedro; Carvalho, Herculano; Martins, Jorge; Golland, Polina; Pieper, Steve; Frisken, Sarah; Golby, Alexandra; Wells, William M.; Ou, Yangming; ... Show more Show less
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Intraoperative tissue deformation, known as brain shift, decreases the benefit of using preoperative images to guide neurosurgery. Non-rigid registration of preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) to intraoperative ultrasound (iUS) has been proposed as a means to compensate for brain shift. We focus on the initial registration from MR to predurotomy iUS. We present a method that builds on previous work to address the need for accuracy and generality of MR-iUS registration algorithms in multi-site clinical data. High-dimensional texture attributes were used instead of image intensities for image registration and the standard difference-based attribute matching was replaced with correlation-based attribute matching. A strategy that deals explicitly with the large field-of-view mismatch between MR and iUS images was proposed. Key parameters were optimized across independent MR-iUS brain tumor datasets acquired at 3 institutions, with a total of 43 tumor patients and 758 reference landmarks for evaluating the accuracy of the proposed algorithm. Despite differences in imaging protocols, patient demographics and landmark distributions, the algorithm is able to reduce landmark errors prior to registration in three data sets (5.37±4.27, 4.18±1.97 and 6.18±3.38 mm, respectively) to a consistently low level (2.28±0.71, 2.08±0.37 and 2.24±0.78 mm, respectively). This algorithm was tested against 15 other algorithms and it is competitive with the state-of-the-art on multiple datasets. We show that the algorithm has one of the lowest errors in all datasets (accuracy), and this is achieved while sticking to a fixed set of parameters for multi-site data (generality). In contrast, other algorithms/tools of similar performance need per-dataset parameter tuning (high accuracy but lower generality), and those that stick to fixed parameters have larger errors or inconsistent performance (generality but not the top accuracy). Landmark errors were further characterized according to brain regions and tumor types, a topic so far missing in the literature.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Machado, Inês et al. "Deformable MRI-Ultrasound registration using correlation-based attribute matching for brain shift correction: Accuracy and generality in multi-site data." NeuroImage 202 (November 2019): 116094 © 2019 Elsevier Inc
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