A Multi-Scale Framework for Bias Field Estimation in MRI Brain Images

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    Intensity inhomogeneity is an artifact in MR brain images and causes intensity variation of same tissues on the basis of location of the tissue within the image. It is crucial to minimize this phenomenon to improve the accuracy of the computer-aided diagnosis. Unlike the several methods proposed in the past to minimize intensity inhomogeneity, this proposed method uses a pyramidal decomposition strategy to estimate the bias field in MR brain images. The bias field estimated from the proposed multi-scale framework can be effectively used for intensity inhomogeneity correction of the acquired MR data. The proposed methodology has been tested on simulated database and quantitative analyses in terms of coefficient of variation in grey matter and white matter tissue regions separately and combined coefficient of joint variation are assessed. The qualitative and quantitative analyses on the corrected data indicate that the method is effective for intensity inhomogeneity on brain MR images.



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    Bias field correction; Gaussian pyramid; Intensity inhomogeneity; Pyramidal decomposition; Wiener filter

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Article ID: 20835
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i4.10.20835

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