13th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering (2000)
Nov. 8, 2000 to Nov. 10, 2000
M.P. Wachowiak , Comput. Sci. & Eng. Program, Louisville Univ., KY, USA
A.S. Elmaghraby , Comput. Sci. & Eng. Program, Louisville Univ., KY, USA
R. Smolikova , Comput. Sci. & Eng. Program, Louisville Univ., KY, USA
J.M. Zurada , Comput. Sci. & Eng. Program, Louisville Univ., KY, USA
Presents a neural-based approach to classifying and estimating the statistical parameters of speckle noise found in biomedical ultrasound images. Speckle noise, a very complex phenomenon, has been modeled in a variety of different ways: and there is currently no clear consensus as to its precise statistical characteristics. In this study, different neural network architectures are used to classify ultrasound images contaminated with three types of noise, based upon three one-parameter statistical distributions. At the same time: the parameter is estimated. It is expected that accurate characterization of ultrasound speckle noise will benefit existing post-processing methods, and may lead to new refinements in these techniques.
speckle; noise; parameter estimation; neural nets; medical image processing; biomedical ultrasonics; image classification; neural net architecture; statistical analysis; ultrasound speckle noise estimation; ultrasound speckle noise classification; statistical parameters estimation; biomedical ultrasound images; precise statistical characteristics; one-parameter statistical distributions; post-processing methods; medical diagnostic imaging
J. Zurada, M. Wachowiak, R. Smolikova and A. Elmaghraby, "Classification and Estimation of Ultrasound Speckle Noise with Neural Networks," 13th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering(BIBE), Arlilngton, Virginia, 2000, pp. 245.