Feature enhancement of medical images using morphology-based homomorphic filter and differential evolution algorithm

Regular Papers Intelligent and Information Systems

DOI: 10.1007/s12555-010-0418-y

Cite this article as:
Oh, J. & Hwang, H. Int. J. Control Autom. Syst. (2010) 8: 857. doi:10.1007/s12555-010-0418-y


In this paper, we present a new morphology-based homomorphic filtering technique for feature enhancement in medical images. The proposed method is based on decomposing an image into morphological subbands. The homomorphic filtering is performed using the morphological subbands. The differential evolution algorithm is applied to find an optimal gain and structuring element for each subband. Simulations show that the proposed filter improves the contrast of the features in medical images.


Differential evolution algorithm homomorphic filter image enhancement morphological filter 

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© Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems and The Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical Eng.Halla UniversityKangwonKorea

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