Local energy match based non-sub sampled contourlet Transform for multi modal medical image fusion

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    Image processing technology requires moreover the full image or the part of image which is to be processed from the user’s point of view like the radius of object etc. The main purpose of fusion is to diminish dissimilar error between the fused image and the input images. With respect to the medical diagnosis, the edges and outlines of the concerned objects is more important than extra information. So preserving the edge features of the image is worth for investigating the image fusion. The image with higher contrast contains more edge-like features. Here we propose a new medical image fusion scheme namely Local Energy Match NSCT based on discrete contourlet transformation, which is constructive to give the details of curve edges. It is used to progress the edge information of fused image by dropping the distortion. This transformation lead to crumbling of multimodal image addicted to finer and coarser details and finest details will be decayed into unusual resolution in dissimilar orientation. The input multimodal images namely CT and MRI images are first transformed by Non Sub sampled Contourlet Transformation (NSCT) which decomposes the image into low frequency and high frequency elements. In our system, the Low frequency coefficient of the image is fused by image averaging and Gabor filter bank algorithm. The processed High frequency coefficients of the image are fused by image averaging and gradient based fusion algorithm. Then the fused image is obtained by inverse NSCT with local energy match based coefficients. To evaluate the image fusion accuracy, Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR), Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) and Correlation Coefficient parameters are used in this work


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    Multimodal image, PSNR, RMSE, NSCT, Gabor Filter.

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Article ID: 13432
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i2.31.13432

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