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Dense motion propagation from sparse samples

Smith, Rhodri Lyn, Dasari, Paul, Lindsay, Clifford, King, Michael A and Wells, Kevin (2019) Dense motion propagation from sparse samples Physics in Medicine and Biology, 64 (20), 205023.

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Abstract

There are many applications for which sparse, or partial sampling of dynamic image data can be used for articulating or estimating motion within the medical imaging area. In this new work, we propose a generalized framework for dense motion propagation from sparse samples which represents an example of transfer learning and manifold alignment, allowing the transfer of knowledge across imaging sources of different domains which exhibit different features. Many such examples exist in medical imaging, from mapping 2D ultrasound or fluoroscopy to 3D or 4D data or monitoring dynamic dose delivery from partial imaging data in radiotherapy. To illustrate this approach we animate, or articulate, a high resolution static MR image with 4D free breathing respiratory motion derived from low resolution sparse planar samples of motion. In this work we demonstrate that sparse sampling of dynamic MRI may be used as a viable approach to successfully build models of freebreathing respiratory motion by constrained articulation. Such models demonstrate high contrast, and high temporal and spatial resolution that have so far been hitherto unavailable with conventional imaging methods. The articulation is based on using a propagation model, in the eigen domain, to estimate complete 4D motion vector fields from sparsely sampled free-breathing dynamic MRI data. We demonstrate that this approach can provide equivalent motion vector fields compared to fully sampled 4D dynamic data, whilst preserving the corresponding high resolution / high contrast inherent in the original static volume. Validation is performed on three 4D MRI datasets using 8 extracted slices from a fast 4D acquisition (0.7sec per volume). The estimated deformation fields from sparse sampling are compared to the fully sampled equivalents, resulting in an rms error of the order of 2mm across the entire image volume. We also present exemplar 4D high contrast, high resolution articulated volunteer datasets using this methodology. This approach facilitates greater freedom in the acquisition of free breathing respiratory motion sequences which may be used to inform motion modelling methods in a range of imaging modalities and demonstrates that sparse sampling of free breathing data may be used within a manifold alignment and transfer learning paradigm to estimate fully sampled motion. The method may also be applied to other examples of sparse sampling to produce dense motion propagation.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Smith, Rhodri Lynrhodri.smith@surrey.ac.uk
Dasari, Paul
Lindsay, Clifford
King, Michael A
Wells, KevinK.Wells@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 21 October 2019
DOI : 10.1088/1361-6560/ab41a0
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2019 Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. During the embargo period (the 12 month period from the publication of the Version of Record of this article), the Accepted Manuscript is fully protected by copyright and cannot be reused or reposted elsewhere. As the Version of Record of this article is going to be / has been published on a subscription basis, this Accepted Manuscript is available for reuse under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 licence after the 12 month embargo period. After the embargo period, everyone is permitted to use copy and redistribute this article for non-commercial purposes only, provided that they adhere to all the terms of the licence https://creativecommons.org/licences/by-nc-nd/3.0
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 10 Sep 2019 09:47
Last Modified : 12 Dec 2019 14:30
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/852595

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