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Non-rigid registration of multimodal images is a challenging problem. One approach, maximization of mutual information, has been shown to be effective for registering certain image modalities and is currently considered the standard against which all other techniques are measured. In this paper, we propose an alternative representation of an image based on local phases rather than intensities; we then show how mutual information can be extended to this representation. Local phase acts as a description of local image structure, enabling mutual phase information to detect complex image relationships that are hard or impossible to detect using mutual intensity information. Typical results are presented, comparing the performance of phase and intensity mutual information methods on simulated MR and ultrasound images. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004.


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789 - 796