elastix image registration of anatomical MR scans of esophageal cancer tumors.

Image data


This multi-step registration is used to register follow-up images to the reference MRI. Patients are positioned based on a rigid bone-match registration with help of a box around the vertebrae. The second registration step consists of a mutual information registration. The final registration step is a kappa-statistic on a mask of the clinical target volume (CTV) combined with a bending penalty.

Registration Settings

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

elastix version: 4.700

Parameter files: * Parameters_Translation.txt * Parameters_Rigid.txt * DIR-step1.txt * DIR-step2.txt

Command line call:

elastix -f baseline.gipl -m follow-up.gipl -p Parameters_Translation.txt -out . -fMask baseline_bonemask.gipl -mMask follow-up_bonemask.gipl

mv TransformParameters.0.txt TP_Translation_follow-up.txt

elastix -f baseline.gipl -m follow-up.gipl -p Parameters_Rigid.txt -out . -fMask baseline_bonemask.gipl -mMask follow-up_bonemask.gipl -t0 TP_Translation_follow-up.txt

mv TransformParameters.0.txt TP_Euler_follow-up.txt

elastix -f baseline.gipl -m follow-up.gipl -p DIR-step1.txt -out . -t0 TP_Euler_follow-up.txt

mv TransformParameters.0.txt TP_DIR_step1.txt

elastix -f0 baseline_ctvmask.gipl -m0 follow-up_ctvmask.gipl -p DIR-step2.txt -out . -t0 TP_DIR_step1.txt

where "baseline.gipl" is the fixed image, the reference MRI. The "follow-up.gipl" is the follow-up MRI.

Known issues


Submitted for publication in

Boekhoff et al. Submitted

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