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Adaptive-order statistic filters for noise characterization and suppression using noisy reference
Author(s): Xiang Sean Zhou; William G. Wee
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Paper Abstract

In this paper several adaptive order statistic filters (OSF) are developed and compared for channel characterization and noise suppression in images and 3D CT data. Emphasis has been put on the situation when a noise-free reference image is not available but instead we can have a sequence of two noisy versions of the same image. One of the noisy images is used as the reference in the OSF. It is shown theoretically that if noises are not correlated, the expected values of the derived filter coefficients will be equal to those coefficients derived using a noise-free reference. Experiments using the noisy reference images yield comparable result to those methods using a noise-free reference image nd also better results than those of median, Gaussian, averaging and Wiener filters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3389, Hybrid Image and Signal Processing VI, (8 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316544
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Xiang Sean Zhou, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
William G. Wee, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3389:
Hybrid Image and Signal Processing VI
David P. Casasent; Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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