Image Enhancement by Using Directional Wavelet Transform

Dusan Heric, Bozidar Potocnik

Abstract


The purpose of this paper is to introduce a novel image enhancement technique by using directional wavelet transform. Directional wavelet transform decomposes an image into four-dimensional space which augments the image by the scale and directional information. We show that the directional information significantly improves image enhancement in noisy images in comparison with the classical techniques. Image enhancement is based on the multiscale singularity detection with an adaptive threshold whose value is calculated via maximum entropy measure. The proposed technique was tested on synthetic images at different signal-to-noise ratios and clinical images.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.2498/cit.2006.04.05

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