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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2014.050704
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 5 Issue 7, 2014.
Abstract: Ultrasound's images are generally affected by speckle noise which is mainly due to the scattering phenomenon’s coherent nature. Speckle filtration is accompanied with loss of diagnostic features. In this paper a modest new trial introduced to remove speckles while keeping the fine features of the tissue under diagnosis by enhancing image’s edges; via Curvelet denoising and Wavelet based image fusion. Performance evaluation of our work is done by four quantitative measures: the peak signal to noise ratio (PSNR), the square root of the mean square of error (RMSE), a universal image quality index (Q), and the Pratt’s figure of merit (FOM) as a quantitative measure for edge preservation. Plus Canny edge map which is extracted as a qualitative measure of edge preservation. The measurements of the proposed approach assured its qualitative and quantitative success into image denoising while maintaining edges as possible. A Gray phantom is designed to test our proposed enhancement method. The phantom results assure the success and applicability of this paper approach not only to this research works but also for gray scale diagnostic scans’ images including ultrasound’s B-scans.
Mohammed Tarek GadAllah and Samir Mohammed Badawy, “A Wavelet-Based Approach for Ultrasound Image Restoration” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 5(7), 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2014.050704