Par0047 - elastix

Registration Description

intra-subject; B-spline transformation; groupwise registration; PCA metric

Image data

Clinical 4D dynamic contrast enhanced MR images with focus on the liver.


Motion correction for contrast enhanced time series of the abdomen.

Registration Settings

For parameter files see the Elastix Model Zoo repository on GitHub.

elastix version: 4.801

For Groupwise Registration PCAmetric2 was used.

Command line calls

For groupwise registration one should use the following command line call:

elastix -f <4D DCE-MRI image> -m <4D DCE-MRI image> -p  -out

where <4D DCE-MRI image> is the entire group of images that are acquired in a single DCE-MRI acquisition. Note that the fixed and moving image should be the same. The fixed image is not used for the registration, but acts as a dummy to prevent elastix throwing error messages.


The work is published in:

M. J. A. Jansen, H. J. Kuijf, W. B. Veldhuis, F. J. Wessels, M. van Leeuwen, and J. P. W. Pluim, " Evaluation of motion correction for clinical dynamic contrast enhanced MRI of the liver," Phys. Med. Biol., 62(19), pp. 7556–7568, 2017.

DOI: 10.1088/1361-6560/aa8848

© 2020 Viktor van der Valk