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Reduction of blooming artifacts in cardiac CT images by blind deconvolution and anisotropic diffusion filtering
Author(s): Angélica M. Castillo-Amor; Cristian A. Navarro-Navia; Alberto J. Cadena-Bonfanti; Sonia H. Contreras-Ortiz
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Paper Abstract

Even though CT is an imaging technique that offers high quality images, limitations on its spatial resolution cause blurring in small objects with high contrast. This phenomenon is known as blooming artifact and affects cardiac images with small calcifications and stents. This paper describes an approach to reduce the blooming artifact and improve resolution in cardiac images using blind deconvolution and anisotropic diffusion filtering. Deconvolution increases resolution but reduces signal-to-noise ratio, and the anisotropic diffusion filter counteracts this effect without affecting the edges in the image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9681, 11th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis, 96810P (22 December 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2209217
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Angélica M. Castillo-Amor, Univ. Tecnológica de Bolívar (Colombia)
Cristian A. Navarro-Navia, Univ. Tecnológica de Bolívar (Colombia)
Alberto J. Cadena-Bonfanti, Clínica de la Costa (Colombia)
Sonia H. Contreras-Ortiz, Univ. Tecnológica de Bolívar (Colombia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9681:
11th International Symposium on Medical Information Processing and Analysis
Eduardo Romero; Natasha Lepore; Juan D. García-Arteaga; Jorge Brieva, Editor(s)

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