Adaptive median filter algorithm to remove impulse noise in x-ray and CT images and speckle in ultrasound images

Amit Sawant, Herbert Zeman, Diane Muratore, Sanjiv Samant, Frank DiBianca

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

16 Scopus citations

Abstract

An adaptive median filter algorithm to remove impulse noise in x-ray images and speckle in ultrasound images is presented. The ordinary median filter tends to distort or lose fine details in an image. Also, a significant amount of the original information in the image is altered. The proposed algorithm considers the local variability over the entire image to ensure that the fine details are preserved and more than 90 percent of the original information is retained. The robustness of the algorithm is demonstrated by applying it to images from different modalities like diagnostic x-ray, CT, portal imaging and ultrasound.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages1263-1274
Number of pages12
Volume3661
EditionII
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Medical Imaging - Image Processing - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 22 1999Feb 25 1999

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 Medical Imaging - Image Processing
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period2/22/992/25/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Adaptive median filter algorithm to remove impulse noise in x-ray and CT images and speckle in ultrasound images'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Sawant, A., Zeman, H., Muratore, D., Samant, S., & DiBianca, F. (1999). Adaptive median filter algorithm to remove impulse noise in x-ray and CT images and speckle in ultrasound images. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (II ed., Vol. 3661, pp. 1263-1274). Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.