Medical Imaging Interaction Toolkit  2018.4.99-86eb38db
Medical Imaging Interaction Toolkit
The MatchPoint Algorithm Control View
map_icon_run_doc.svg
Icon of the MatchPoint Algorithm Control

Introduction

This plugin offers the user a way to use a selected registration algorithm in order to determine a registration for two selected images. For the selection of an algorithm please see MatchPoint Algorithm Browser (The MatchPoint Algorithm Browser View).

Contact information

This plug-in is being developed by the SIDT group (Software development for Integrated Diagnostics and Therapy) at the DKFZ (German Cancer Research Center). If you have any questions, need support, find a bug or have a feature request, feel free to contact us at www.mitk.org.

Usage

map_control_example.png
Example screenshot showing the control plugin in use.
To use the plugin a registration algorithm must be loaded and a moving as well as a target image must be selected.
The moving image is registered onto the target image. Thus the result is a mapped input image in the geometry (field of view, orientation, spacing) defined by the target image.
All images are selected in the data manager using multi select (press the CTRL-key while selecting the nodes in the data manager). The first selection is the moving image, the second is the target image.
If an algorithm is loaded and input images are selected, the plugin will automatically switch to the "Execution" tab.

Selection tab

map_control_step1_selection.png
Details of the selection tab.
In this tab registration algorithms that are selected in the MatchPoint Algorithm Browser can be chosen. In the tab you see the ID of the algorithm selected by the browser and its profile information.
If you press "Load selected algorithm", the algorithm will be used by the control plugin. The name of the algorithm occurs in the text field "Loaded algorithm" (at the top of the plugin view).
At this point, it has no effect if you change the selection in the browser. The control plugin will keep the loaded algorithm until you choose to load another one.

Execution tab

map_control_step2_execution.png
Details of the execution tab.
In this tab you can specify a name for the registration job (this will determine the names of the result nodes in the data manager).
You can also choose to "store registration" (which is normally the goal of the whole process, because this is the very result of the algorithm ;).
Additionally you can choose "Generate + store mapped result". This is a convenience feature which often saves you the time to use the mapper plugin afterwards. It will do the same like using the mapper plugin with the moving and target image, setting padding value "0" and using "linear interpolation". If you need other settings, skip the convenience generation and use the MatchPoint mapper plugin directly.
"Start" will trigger the registration process. Some algorithms can be stopped while processing takes place. In those cases, there is a "Stop" button enabled, as soon as the registration process starts.

Settings tab

map_control_step3_settings.png
Details of the settings tab.
In this tab, you can change the parametrization of the loaded algorithm (before it starts), if it offers any possibility to do so.