Application of denoising techniques to micro-tomographic images

M. Matrecano, M. Poderico, G. Poggi, M. Romano, M. Cesarelli

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Abstract

Microcomputed tomography (microCT) is a particular version of computerized axial tomography commonly used by radiologists which reaches resolutions of the order of a few micrometers. In biology, this technique is especially useful for the study of hard tissues, such as calcified bone and dental matrices, because of their high linear attenuation coefficient. MicroCT images, though, are affected by a strong noise component, neither Gaussian nor white, caused by the characteristics of the acquisition system itself. In this paper we consider the problem of microCT image denoising, and compare the performance of two well-known denoising techniques and of BM3D, a recent technique based on the nonlocal approach. Although for the time being the performance analysis is mostly qualitative, results speak clearly in favor of BM3D.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE/EMBS Region 8 International Conference on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event10th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine: Emerging Technologies for Patient Specific Healthcare, ITAB 2010 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: Nov 2 2010Nov 5 2010

Other

Other10th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine: Emerging Technologies for Patient Specific Healthcare, ITAB 2010
CountryGreece
CityCorfu
Period11/2/1011/5/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Biomedical Engineering

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