To develop a convolutional neural network (CNN)–based deformable lung registration algorithm to reduce computation time and assess its potential for lobar air trapping quantification. In this retrospective study, a CNN algorithm was developed to perform deformable registration of lung CT (LungReg) using data on 9118 patients from the COPDGene Study (data collected between 2007 and 2012). Loss function constraints included cross-correlation, displacement field regularization, lobar segmentation overlap, and the Jacobian determinant. LungReg was compared with a standard diffeomorphic registration (SyN) for lobar Dice overlap, percentage voxels with nonpositive Jacobian determinants, and inference runtime using paired t tests. Landmark colocalization error (LCE) across 10 patients was compared using a random effects model.
Jan-20-2022, 03:45:40 GMT