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Soft Tissue Feature Tracking Based on Deep Matching Network

Siyu Lu1, Shan Liu1, Pengfei Hou1, Bo Yang1, Mingzhe Liu2,*, Lirong Yin3, Wenfeng Zheng1,*

1 School of Automation, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, 610054, China
2 College of Computer Science and Cyber Security, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, 610059, China
3 Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803, USA

* Corresponding Authors: Mingzhe Liu. Email: ; Wenfeng Zheng. Email:

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Computer Modeling of Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging)

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2023, 136(1), 363-379.


Research in the field of medical image is an important part of the medical robot to operate human organs. A medical robot is the intersection of multi-disciplinary research fields, in which medical image is an important direction and has achieved fruitful results. In this paper, a method of soft tissue surface feature tracking based on a depth matching network is proposed. This method is described based on the triangular matching algorithm. First, we construct a self-made sample set for training the depth matching network from the first N frames of speckle matching data obtained by the triangle matching algorithm. The depth matching network is pre-trained on the ORL face data set and then trained on the self-made training set. After the training, the speckle matching is carried out in the subsequent frames to obtain the speckle matching matrix between the subsequent frames and the first frame. From this matrix, the inter-frame feature matching results can be obtained. In this way, the inter-frame speckle tracking is completed. On this basis, the results of this method are compared with the matching results based on the convolutional neural network. The experimental results show that the proposed method has higher matching accuracy. In particular, the accuracy of the MNIST handwritten data set has reached more than 90%.

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Soft Tissue Feature Tracking Based on Deep Matching Network


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Lu, S., Liu, S., Hou, P., Yang, B., Liu, M. et al. (2023). Soft Tissue Feature Tracking Based on Deep Matching Network. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 136(1), 363–379.

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