An Image Registration Method Combing Feature Constraint with Multilevel Strategy
A novel method combing feature constraint with multilevel strategy to improve simultaneously the registration accuracy and speed is proposed for non-parametric image registrations. To images between which the local difference is large, integrating feature constraint constructed with local structure information of images into objective function of image registration improves the registration accuracy. When applying feature constraint under multilevel strategy, parameter searching is prevented from entrapped into local extremum by using the optimization result on coarser levels as the starting points on finer levels; meanwhile traditional optimization methods without demanding intelligent optimization algorithms which consume more time can find the accurate registration parameter on finer levels, so registration speed is improved. Experimental results indicate that this method can finish fast and accurate registration for images between which there exists large local difference.
H. K. Xu et al., "An Image Registration Method Combing Feature Constraint with Multilevel Strategy", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 58-60, pp. 286-291, 2011