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Enhancing Medical Images by New Fuzzy Membership Function Median Based Noise Detection and Filtering Technique
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 Title & Authors
Enhancing Medical Images by New Fuzzy Membership Function Median Based Noise Detection and Filtering Technique
Elaiyaraja, G.; Kumaratharan, N.;
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 Abstract
In recent years, medical image diagnosis has growing significant momentous in the medicinal field. Brain and lung image of patient are distorted with salt and pepper noise is caused by moving the head and chest during scanning process of patients. Reconstruction of these images is a most significant field of diagnostic evaluation and is produced clearly through techniques such as linear or non-linear filtering. However, restored images are produced with smaller amount of noise reduction in the presence of huge magnitude of salt and pepper noises. To eliminate the high density of salt and pepper noises from the reproduction of images, a new efficient fuzzy based median filtering algorithm with a moderate elapsed time is proposed in this paper. Reproduction image results show enhanced performance for the proposed algorithm over other available noise reduction filtering techniques in terms of peak signal -to -noise ratio (PSNR), mean square error (MSE), root mean square error (RMSE), mean absolute error (MAE), image enhancement factor (IMF) and structural similarity (SSIM) value when tested on different medical images like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computer tomography (CT) scan brain image and CT scan lung image. The introduced algorithm is switching filter that recognize the noise pixels and then corrects them by using median filter with fuzzy two-sided π- membership function for extracting the local information.
 Keywords
CT scan brain image;Fuzzy switching median filter;Image enhancement factor;MRI scan brain image;Peak signal- to-noise ratio;Salt and pepper noise;
 Language
English
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