US Patent 8,194,936
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
Methods and systems for image registration implementing a feature-based strategy that uses a retinal vessel network to identify features, uses an affine registration model estimated using feature correspondences, and corrects radial distortion to minimize the overall registration error. Also provided are methods and systems for retinal atlas generation. Further provided are methods and systems for testing registration methods.
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Abramoff, Michael; Niemeijer, Meindert; Lee, Sangyeol; and Reinhardt, Joseph Optimal registration of multiple deformed images using a physical model of the imaging distortion. US Patent 8,194,936 filed April 27, 2009 and issued June 05, 2012. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/569