Date of Award

6-2013

Degree Name

MS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering

Advisor

Xiao-Hua (Helen) Yu

Abstract

This thesis deals with image registration of MRI images using neural networks. Image registration combines multiple images of the same subject that were taken at different points in time, from different sensors, or from different points of views into a single image and coordinate system. Image registration is widely used in medical imaging and remote sensing. In this thesis feed forward neural networks and wavelet neural networks are used to estimate the parameters of registration. Simulations show that the wavelet networks provide significantly more accurate results than feed forward networks and other proposed methods including genetic algorithms. Both methods are also shown to be robust to noise and changes in parameter ranges.

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