Analysis for the integration of images obtained by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging

Meisbel Daudinot López, Yoander Estrada Sardina

Article ID: 1721
Vol 3, Issue 1, 2020

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The integration of medical images is the process of registering and fusing them to obtain a greater amount of diagnostic information. In this work an analysis is performed for the integration of images obtained through computed axial tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, for which a tool was developed in the Matlab program, where the registration is implemented through equivalent features; in addition, the pairs of images are compared by several fusion rules, with a view to identify the best algorithm in which the resulting fused image contains the most information from the original representations.


Medical Image Integration; Matlab Software; Image Registration; Image Fusion; Computed Tomography; Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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