Morphological-fuzzy filter for enhancement of intravascular ultrasound images

Esmeraldo Dos Santos Filho, Makoto Yoshizawa, Takahiro Iwamoto, Akira Tanaka, Yoshifumi Saijo

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A filter for enhancement of intravascular ultrasound images is proposed. This filter performs this task in two phases: first a pre-processing based on morphological smoothing and then a fuzzy enhancement is done on the basis of the intensity and variance information of the input image. Results have shown that this technique is useful to facilitate the processes of segmentation of regions of interest in intravascular ultrasound images.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
EventSICE Annual Conference 2004 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 2004 Aug 42004 Aug 6


OtherSICE Annual Conference 2004


  • Fuzzy systems
  • Image enhancement
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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