AN ADAPTIVE SPECKLE SUPPRESSION FILTER FOR MEDICAL ULTRASONIC-IMAGING


KARAMAN M. , KUTAY M., BOZDAGI G.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, cilt.14, ss.283-292, 1995 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1995
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/42.387710
  • Dergi Adı: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.283-292

Özet

An adaptive smoothing technique for speckle sup pression in medical B-scan ultrasonic imaging is presented, The technique is based on filtering with appropriately shaped and sized local kernels. For each image pixel, a filtering kernel, which fits to the local homogeneous region containing the processed pixel, is obtained through a local statistics based region growing technique. Performance of the proposed filter has been tested on the phantom and tissue images, The results show that the filter effectively reduces the speckle while preserving the resolvable details. The simulation results are presented in a comparative way with two existing speckle suppression methods.