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A NEW APPROACH OF WEIGHTED GRADIENT FILTER FOR DENOISING OF MEDICAL IMAGES IN THE PRESENCE OF POISSON NOISE
Khan Khan Bahadar
Khaliq Amir A
Shahid Muhammad
Shah Jawad Ali
Tehnicki Vjesnik, 23(6), pp 1755-1762, 2016-11
Summary
We propose a Weighted Gradient Filter for denoising of Poisson noise in medical images. In a predefined window, gradient of the centre pixel is averaged out. Gaussian Weighted filter is used on all calculated gradient values. Proposed method is applied on biomedical images X-Rays and then on different general images of LENA and Peppers. Recovery results show that the proposed weighted gradient filter is efficient and has better visual appearance. Moreover, proposed method is computationally very efficient and faster than Non Local Mean (NLM) filter which is an advanced technique for Poisson noise removal. Proposed method results are also better in terms of performance measures parameters i.e. correlation, Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio (PSNR), Maximum Structural Similarity Index Measure (MSSIM) and Mean Square Error (MSE) than the conventional Median, Wiener and NLM filter.
Keywords
denoising; image filtering; image processing; medical images; Poisson noise
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