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|Título:||Performance analysis of speckle ultrasound image filtering|
Monteiro, Fernando C.
|Citação:||Rosa, R.; Monteiro, F. C. (2016) - Performance analysis of speckle ultrasound image filtering. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging and Visualization. ISSN 2168-1163. 4, p. 193-201|
|Resumo:||Over the last three decades, several despeckling filters have been developed by researchers to reduce the speckle noise inherently present in ultrasound B-scan images without losing the diagnostic information. This paper compiles and compares well-known techniques mostly used in the smoothing or suppression of speckle noise in ultrasound images. A comparison of the methods studied is done based on an experiment, using quality metrics, texture analysis and interpretation of profiles to evaluate their performance and show the benefits each one can contribute to denoising and feature preservation. To test the methods, a noise-free image of a kidney is used and then the Field II program simulates a B-mode ultrasound image. By this way, the smoothing techniques can be compared using numeric metrics, taking the noise-free image as a reference. In this study, a total of 17 different speckle reduction algorithms have been documented based on spatial filtering, diffusion filtering and wavelet filtering, with 15 qualitative metrics estimation. We use the tendencies observed in our study in real images. A new evaluation metric is proposed to evaluate the despeckling results.|
|Aparece nas colecções:||ESTiG - Artigos em Revistas Indexados à WoS/Scopus|
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