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Grid artifact reduction based on homomorphic filtering in digital radiography imaging
Author(s): Dong Sik Kim; Sanggyun Lee; Jung Kee Yoon
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Paper Abstract

In digital radiography imaging, the x-ray images are formed based on a multiplicative model, in which the projected image of an object is multiplied by the antiscatter grid shadow. Hence, the formed image is amplitude- modulated by the grid shadow and the resultant modulated terms appear as the grid artifacts. Since the bandwidths of the modulated terms are as wide as that of the projected image, we should employ relatively wide-bandwidth band-stop filters (BSFs) to reduce the grid artifacts. When we apply such BSFs, the object to be recovered is prone to distortion due to the wide filter bandwidth. In this paper, to reduce the signal bandwidth of the grid shadow images in reduction of the grid artifacts, applying BSFs based on the homomorphic operation is proposed by employing the logarithmic function. By taking the logarithm of the formed image, we can separate the multiplicative grid component from both projected image and the exposure of x-rays. Hence, by employing a relatively narrow and fixed-bandwidth BSFs, we can efficiently alleviate the grid artifacts independently of the strength of the grid artifacts comparing to the conventional linear approaches. For real x-ray images, the superior performance of the proposed approach is compared in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8668, Medical Imaging 2013: Physics of Medical Imaging, 86682C (6 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2006760
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Dong Sik Kim, Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies (Korea, Republic of)
Sanggyun Lee, DRTECH Co. (Korea, Republic of)
Jung Kee Yoon, DRTECH Co. (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8668:
Medical Imaging 2013: Physics of Medical Imaging
Robert M. Nishikawa; Bruce R. Whiting; Christoph Hoeschen, Editor(s)

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