Phase insensitive homomorphic image processing for speckle reduction.

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Speckle appears in all conventional ultrasound images and is caused by the use of a phase-sensitive transducer. Speckle is an undesirable property as it can mask small but perhaps diagnostically significant image features. In this paper a homomorphic, hybrid nonlinear processing method, based on cancellation of scattering interference, is developed and examined. Experiments with synthetic and real ultrasound imagery show that the proposed method improves the contrast-to-noise ratio in both lesion and cyst areas and preserves edge clarity.

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@article{Chen1996PhaseIH, title={Phase insensitive homomorphic image processing for speckle reduction.}, author={Yiduan Chen and Shira L. Broschat and Patrick J. Flynn}, journal={Ultrasonic imaging}, year={1996}, volume={18 2}, pages={122-39} }