An approach for cross-modality guided quality enhancement of liver image

Ahmed Elaraby, Ayman Taha

Abstract


A novel approach for multimodal liver image contrast enhancement is put forward in this paper. The proposed approach utilizes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of liver as a guide to enhance the structures of computed tomography (CT) liver. The enhancement process consists of two phases: The first phase is the transformation of MRI and CT modalities to be in the same range. Then the histogram of CT liver is adjusted to match the histogram of MRI. In the second phase, an adaptive histogram equalization technique is presented by splitting the CT histogram into two sub-histograms and replacing their cumulative distribution functions with two smooths sigmoid. The subjective and objective assessments of experimental results indicated that the proposed approach yields better results. In addition, the image contrast is effectively enhanced as well as the mean brightness and details are well preserved.


Keywords


CT scan; liver; medical image enhancement; multimodal; MRI scan;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v12i2.pp1449-1455

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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