International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB)
ISSN: 2074-9023 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9031 (Online)
Published By: MECS Press
IJIEEB Vol.8, No.3, May. 2016
Despeckling of Medical Ultrasound Images: A Technical Review
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Acquisition of digital image and preprocessing methods plays a vital role in clinical diagnosis. The ultrasound medical images are more popular than other imaging modalities, due to portable, adequate, harmless and cheaper nature of it. Because of intrinsic nature of speckle noise (signal based noise), ultrasound medical image leads to degradation of the resolution and contrast of the image. Reduction of this signal based noise is helpful for the purpose of visualization of the ultrasound images. The low quality of image is considered as a barrier for the better extraction of features, recognition, analysis and detection of edges. Because of which inappropriate diagnosis may be done by doctor. Thus, speckle noise reduction is essential and preprocessing step of ultrasound images. Analysts survey manifold reduction methods of speckle noise, yet there is no exact method that takes all the limitations into account. In this review paper, we compare filters that are Lee, Frost, Median, SRAD, PMAD, SRBF, Bilateral, Adaptive Bilateral and Multiresolution on medical ultrasound images. The results are compared with parameter PSNR along with the visual inspection. The conclusion is illustrated by filtered images and data tables.
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Nidhi Gupta, A.P Shukla, Suneeta Agarwal,"Despeckling of Medical Ultrasound Images: A Technical Review", International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB), Vol.8, No.3, pp.11-19, 2016. DOI: 10.5815/ijieeb.2016.03.02
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