Directional interpolation using neural networks

C. Lee, B. Lee, Hoon Sohn Kwang Hoon Sohn

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In this paper, we propose a 3-dimensional directional interpolation algorithm for brain magnetic resonance (MR) images using neural networks. Typically, brain images consist of a number of two-dimensional images. Although the sequences of two-dimensional images provide basic information on structure, abnormality and etc., further processing on the sequences provides far more information. In processing 3 dimensional images, interpolation operation is one of the most widely used operations. In most conventional interpolation algorithms in the three-dimensional space, the interpolation operation is performed separately in each coordinate that is orthogonal to each other. However, since the shape of the brain is roughly a sphere, interpolation along three orthogonal coordinates may result in some distortion, particularly in the vicinity of the boundary. In order to address this problem, we propose a new 3-dimensional interpolation algorithm. In the proposed method, we first perform the interpolation along two orthogonal coordinates. In order to find the best interpolation in the remaining coordinate, we search various directions that are not orthogonal to the two orthogonal coordinates using a cost function. Then we use neural networks to determine the final direction for interpolation. Experiments with brain MR images show improved results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-237
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventVisual Information Processing X - Orlando,FL, United States
Duration: 2001 Apr 192001 Apr 20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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