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Author Debora Gil; Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Mireia Burnat; Steven Jansen; Jordi Martinez-Vilalta
Title Structure-Preserving Smoothing of Biomedical Images Type Conference Article
Year 2009 Publication 13th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns Abbreviated Journal
Volume 5702 Issue Pages 427-434
Keywords non-linear smoothing; differential geometry; anatomical structures segmentation; cardiac magnetic resonance; computerized tomography.
Abstract Smoothing of biomedical images should preserve gray-level transitions between adjacent tissues, while restoring contours consistent with anatomical structures. Anisotropic diffusion operators are based on image appearance discontinuities (either local or contextual) and might fail at weak inter-tissue transitions. Meanwhile, the output of block-wise and morphological operations is prone to present a block structure due to the shape and size of the considered pixel neighborhood. In this contribution, we use differential geometry concepts to define a diffusion operator that restricts to image consistent level-sets. In this manner, the final state is a non-uniform intensity image presenting homogeneous inter-tissue transitions along anatomical structures, while smoothing intra-structure texture. Experiments on different types of medical images (magnetic resonance, computerized tomography) illustrate its benefit on a further process (such as segmentation) of images.
Address Münster, Germany
Corporate Author Thesis
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg Place of Publication Editor
Language Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title LNCS
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN (up) 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-642-03766-5 Medium
Area Expedition Conference CAIP
Notes IAM Approved no
Call Number IAM @ iam @ GHB2009 Serial 1527
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