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Comparative evaluation of ultrasound kidney image enhancement techniques

Wan, Mahani Hafizah and Supriyanto, Eko (2011) Comparative evaluation of ultrasound kidney image enhancement techniques. International Journal of Computer Applications, 21 (7). pp. 15-19. ISSN 0975 – 8887


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Evaluation have been done to different enhancement techniques applied to ultrasound kidney images to see which enhancement techniques is the most suitable techniques that can be applied to the kidney images before segmenting the edge of the kidney. Five common enhancement techniques have been used including the spatial domain filtering, frequency domain filtering, histogram processing, morphological filtering and wavelet filtering. The techniques applied were assessed by few methods which are the observer sensitivity, measuring the image quality by calculating the MSE and PSNR of the image and applying one of the segmentation techniques to the output images. In conclusion, for ultrasound kidney image, if the whole image were taken into consideration (by measuring MSE and PSNR), morphological filtering seems to be the best option in enhancing the image. If the evaluator is concerning more on the kidney edges, enhancement techniques that should be taken into consideration are median filtering and histogram equalization.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: image processing
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Wan Mahani Hafizah Wan Mahmud
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 07:48
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2014 07:48
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5722
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