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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Sudan | Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014
Enhancement of Nuclear Medicine Images using Filtering Technique
Abstract: Nuclear medicine imaging is an incontestable vital tool for diagnosis, it provides in non-invasive manner the internal structure of the body to detect eventually diseases or abnormalities tissues. Unfortunately, the presence of speckle noise in these images affects edges and fine details which limit the contrast resolution and make diagnostic more difficult. The main objective of this study was to enhance of nuclear medicine images using Filtering Technique in order to evaluate contrast enhancement pattern in different nuclear medicine images such as grey color and to evaluate the usage of new nonlinear approach for contrast enhancement of soft tissues in Nuclear Medicine images. The data analyzed by using MatLab program to enhance the contrast within the soft tissues, the gray levels in both enhanced and unenhanced images and noise variance. The main techniques of enhancement used in this study were Top-hat filtering and Deblurring Images Using the Blind Deconvolution Algorithm. In this thesis, prominent constraints are firstly preservation of image's overall look; secondly preservation of the diagnostic content in the image and thirdly detection of small low contrast details in diagnostic content of the image. As shown in previously, state of the art methods provide non-convincing results. The new approach is funded on an attempt to interpret the problem from the view of blind source separation (BSS), thus to see the panoramic image as a simple mixture of (unwanted) background information, diagnostic information and noise.
Keywords: Nuclear medicine, image processing, filter technique
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014,
Pages: 916 - 921