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The results of the validation experiment are shown in Figure 4. Note that is expected to decrease with increasing perturbation of the registration, whilst and are expected to increase. All three metrics are generally wellbehaved and show a monotonic response to increasing perturbation. This validates the modelbased measures of registration quality, which are shown both to change monotonically with increasing perturbation of the registration and to correlate with the goldstandard approach based on manually annotated ground truth.
These results for different values of (shuffle radius) and all demonstrate monotonic behaviour with increasing perturbation, but the slopes and errors vary systematically. This affects the size of perturbation that can be detected. To make a quantitative comparison of the different methods, we define the sensitivity, as a function of perturbation as , where is the quality measured for a given value of displacement, is the measured quality at registration, is the degree of deformation and is the mean error in the estimate of over the range.
Sensitivity averaged of the range of perturbations shown in Figure 4 is plotted in Figure 6 for all the methods of assessment. This shows that the Specificity measure with shuffle radius 1.5 or 2.1 is the most sensitive of the measures studied, and that this difference is statistically significant.
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