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A brain MRI bias field correction method created in the Gaussian multi-scale space
Author(s): Mingsheng Chen; Mingxin Qin
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Paper Abstract

A pre-processing step is needed to correct for the bias field signal before submitting corrupted MR images to such image-processing algorithms. This study presents a new bias field correction method. The method creates a Gaussian multi-scale space by the convolution of the inhomogeneous MR image with a two-dimensional Gaussian function. In the multi-Gaussian space, the method retrieves the image details from the differentiation of the original image and convolution image. Then, it obtains an image whose inhomogeneity is eliminated by the weighted sum of image details in each layer in the space. Next, the bias field-corrected MR image is retrieved after the Υ correction, which enhances the contrast and brightness of the inhomogeneity-eliminated MR image. We have tested the approach on T1 MRI and T2 MRI with varying bias field levels and have achieved satisfactory results. Comparison experiments with popular software have demonstrated superior performance of the proposed method in terms of quantitative indices, especially an improvement in subsequent image segmentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10420, Ninth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2017), 1042034 (21 July 2017);
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Mingsheng Chen, Third Military Medical Univ. (China)
Mingxin Qin, Third Military Medical Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10420:
Ninth International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2017)
Charles M. Falco; Xudong Jiang, Editor(s)

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