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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 4 — Aug. 13, 2001
  • pp: 184–190

Medical image fusion by wavelet transform modulus maxima

Guihong Qu, Dali Zhang, and Pingfan Yan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 184-190 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.9.000184


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Abstract

Medical image fusion has been used to derive useful information from multimodality medical image data. In this research, we propose a novel method for multimodality medical image fusion. Using wavelet transform, we achieved a fusion scheme. A fusion rule is proposed and used for calculating the wavelet transformation modulus maxima of input images at different bandwidths and levels. To evaluate the fusion result, a metric based on mutual information (MI) is presented for measuring fusion effect. The performances of other two methods of image fusion based on wavelet transform are briefly described for comparison. The experiment results demonstrate the effectiveness of the fusion scheme.

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OCIS Codes
(100.7410) Image processing : Wavelets
(350.2660) Other areas of optics : Fusion

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: May 10, 2001
Published: August 13, 2001

Citation
Qu Guihong, Zhang Dali, and Yan Pingfan, "Medical image fusion by wavelet transform modulus maxima," Opt. Express 9, 184-190 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-9-4-184


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