Medical Image Fusion Based on Wavelet Transform

Abstract

The objective of Image fusion is to combine information from multiple images of the same scene in to a single image retaining the important and required features from each of the original image. Nowadays, with the rapid development in high-technology and modern instrumentations, medical imaging has become a vital component of a large number of applications, including diagnosis, research, and treatment. Medical image fusion has been used to derive useful information from multimodality medical image data. For medical diagnosis, Computed Tomography (CT) provides the best information on denser tissue with less distortion. Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) provides better information on soft tissue with more distortion [1]. In this case, only one kind of image may not be sufficient to provide accurate clinical requirements for the physicians. Therefore, the fusion of the multimodal medical images is necessary [3]. This paper aims to demonstrate the application of wavelet transformation to multimodality medical image fusion. This work covers the selection of wavelet function, the use of wavelet based fusion algorithms on medical image fusion of CT and MRI, implementation of fusion rules and the fusion image quality evaluation. The fusion performance is evaluated on the basis of the root mean square error (RMSE) and peak signal to noise ratio (PSNR). Index Terms Medical Image Fusion, Computed Tomography(CT), Magnetic Resonance Image(MRI), Root mean square error (RMSE), Peak signal to noise ratio (PSNR), Multimodality images, Discrete wavelet Transform(DWT). ——————————  ——————————

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@inproceedings{Mishra2014MedicalIF, title={Medical Image Fusion Based on Wavelet Transform}, author={Hari Om Shankar Mishra and Smriti Bhatnagar and Amit Shukla and Amit Mani Kumar Tiwari}, year={2014} }