Wenguang Hou

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Speckle suppression plays an important role in improving ultrasound (US) image quality. While lots of algorithms have been proposed for 2D US image denoising with remarkable filtering quality, there is relatively less work done on 3D ultrasound speckle suppression, where the whole volume data rather than just one frame needs to be considered. Then, the most(More)
In Ultrasound imaging, speckle noise is the most serious problem which affects the performance of images. Non-local mean filter is a nice method to remove the speckle noise, but the algorithm' computational complexity makes it's a highly time-consuming method. In many applications like image-guided surgical intervention, real-time de-noising is required.(More)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) images are usually degraded by significant speckle noise, which will strongly hamper their quantitative analysis. However, speckle noise reduction in OCT images is particularly challenging because of the difficulty in differentiating between noise and the information components of the speckle pattern. To address this(More)
Non-rigid multi-modal image registration plays an important role in medical image processing and analysis. Optimization is a key component of image registration. Mapped as a large-scale optimization problem, non-rigid image registration often requires global optimization methods because the functions defined by similarity metrics are generally nonconvex and(More)
Fisheye lens can provide a wide view over 180°. It then has prominence advantages in three dimensional reconstruction and machine vision applications. However, the serious deformation in the image limits fisheye lens's usage. To overcome this obstacle, a new rectification method named DDM (Digital Deformation Model) is developed based on two dimensional(More)
This paper presents an algorithm to find the shortest path in 3D(three-dimensional) prostate surgery planning. Using a simplified delay pulse coupled neural network(S-DPCNN) model, a shortest path can be drawn automatically from the target position to the puncture point. Compared to the traditional pulse coupled neural network(PCNN), S-DPCNN needs much(More)