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International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing(IJIGSP)

ISSN: 2074-9074 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9082 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJIGSP Vol.3, No.4, Jun. 2011

A Novel Method to Improve the Visual Quality of X-ray CR Images

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Author(s)

Huiqin Jiang,Zhongyong Wang,Ling Ma,Yumin Liu,Ping Li

Index Terms

Wavelet denoising,image enhancement,unsharp masking

Abstract

The aim of this study is to improve the visual quality of x-ray CR images displayed at general displays. Firstly, we investigate a series of wavelet-based denoising methods for removing quantum noise remains in the original images. The denoised image is obtained by using the scheme of wavelet thresholding, where the best suitable wavelet and level are chosen based on theory analysis. Secondly, the image contrast is enhanced using Gamma correction. Thirdly, we improve unsharp masking method for enhancing some useful information and restraining other information selectively. Fourthly, we fuse the denoised image with the enhanced image. Fively, the used display is calibrated, so that it could offer full compliance with the Grayscale Standard Display Function (GSDF) defined in Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Part 14. Finally, we decide parameters of the image fusion, resulting in the diagnosis image. A number of experiments are performed over some x-ray CR images by using the proposed method. Experimental results show that this method can effectively reduce the quantum noise while enhancing the subtle details; the visual quality of X-ray CR images is highly improved.

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Huiqin Jiang,Zhongyong Wang,Ling Ma,Yumin Liu,Ping Li,"A Novel Method to Improve the Visual Quality of X-ray CR Images", IJIGSP, vol.3, no.4, pp.25-31, 2011.

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