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New denoising technique for ultrasound images using morphological properties of speckle combined with tissue classifying parameters
Author(s): Gjenna Stippel; Wilfried R. Philips; Ignace L. Lemahieu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we introduce a new speckle suppression technique for medical ultrasound images that incorporates morphological properties of speckle as well as tissue classifying parameters. Each individual speckles is located, and, exploiting our prior knowledge on the tissue classification, it is determined whether this speckle is noise or a medically relevant detail. We apply the technique on images of neonatal brains affected by White Matter Damage (leukomalacia). The results show that applying an active contour on a processed image, in order to segment the affected areas, yields a segmentation much closer to that of an expert.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4687, Medical Imaging 2002: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, (11 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.462169
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Gjenna Stippel, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Wilfried R. Philips, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Ignace L. Lemahieu, Univ. Gent (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4687:
Medical Imaging 2002: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing
Michael F. Insana; William F. Walker, Editor(s)

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