[R-pkgs] New package for medical image registration: RNiftyReg

From: Jon Clayden <jon.clayden_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2010 17:10:30 +0100


The first release of "RNiftyReg", an R package for registration (alignment and resampling) of medical images, is now available on CRAN
[1]. It may also be useful for other 3D array-like data sets.
RNiftyReg is built on top of the NiftyReg library [2], and is written in a mixture of C, C++ and R. It currently supports 3D rigid-body and affine registration, and support for 2D and nonlinear registration is planned for a future release. NIfTI-format files can be read in and passed to the registration algorithm using the oro.nifti package. In testing I've found that a standard 12 degree-of-freedom affine registration typically takes less than a minute, but timings will depend on the dimensions of the images. Feedback on the package would be very welcome at this stage.

Over the last few years a number of R packages for medical image analysis have been produced, and R is gaining momentum as a platform in this field [3]. I hope that this package will be a useful addition.

All the best,
Jon

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[1] http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/RNiftyReg/index.html
[2] http://sourceforge.net/projects/niftyreg/
[3] http://cran.r-project.org/web/views/MedicalImaging.html
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