Frequency Domain Pseudo-color to Enhance Ultrasound Images

  •  Jakia Afruz    
  •  Va’Juanna Wilson    
  •  Scott E Umbaugh    


In digital image processing, image enhancement is employed to give a better look to an image. Color is one of the best ways to visually enhance an image. Pseudo-color refers to coloring an image by mapping gray scale values to a three dimensional color space. In this paper we used a pseudo-color technique in frequency domain to enhance ultrasound images. We used three different types of transforms to do this. These are the Fourier transform, Discrete Cosine transform and Walsh- Hadamard transform. After obtaining these pseudo-color images, we applied a high frequency emphasis filter or histogram stretch as a post process. In this paper we used a subjective study to compare images. First we compared pseudo-color images to their original monochrome images.  Secondly, we compared all the three different types of transforms. Lastly, we compared the post processing techniques.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1913-8989
  • ISSN(Online): 1913-8997
  • Started: 2008
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