Analyzing large-scale imaging studies with thousands of images is computationally expensive. To assess localized morphological differences, deformable image registration is a key tool. However, as registrations are costly to compute, large-scale studies frequently require large compute clusters. This paper explores a fast predictive approximation to image registration. In particular, it uses these fast registrations to approximate a simplified geodesic regression model to capture longitudinal brain changes. The resulting approach is orders of magnitude faster than the optimization-based regression approach and hence facilitates large-scale analysis on a single graphics processing unit. We show results on 2D and 3D brain magnetic resonance images from OASIS and ADNI.

JF - MICCAI Workshop on Deep Learning in Medical Image Analysis (DLMIA) ER -