International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS)

ISSN: 2074-9007 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9015 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJITCS Vol.5, No.6, May. 2013

Ultrasound Image Despeckling using Local Binary Pattern Weighted Linear Filtering

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Simily Joseph, Kannan Balakrishnan, M.R. Balachandran Nair, Reji Rajan Varghese

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Computer Aided Diagnosis, Filtering, Local Binary Pattern, Speckle Noise, Ultrasound Imaging


Speckle noise formed as a result of the coherent nature of ultrasound imaging affects the lesion detectability. We have proposed a new weighted linear filtering approach using Local Binary Patterns (LBP) for reducing the speckle noise in ultrasound images. The new filter achieves good results in reducing the noise without affecting the image content. The performance of the proposed filter has been compared with some of the commonly used denoising filters. The proposed filter outperforms the existing filters in terms of quantitative analysis and in edge preservation. The experimental analysis is done using various ultrasound images.

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Simily Joseph, Kannan Balakrishnan, M.R. Balachandran Nair, Reji Rajan Varghese,"Ultrasound Image Despeckling using Local Binary Pattern Weighted Linear Filtering", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.5, no.6, pp.1-9, 2013. DOI: 10.5815/ijitcs.2013.06.01


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