NDE X-Ray Image Analysis Using Mathematical Morphology

  • Mathew S. Chackalackal
  • John P. Basart
Part of the Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation book series


Morphology is the study of form and structure. In image processing, morphology refers to the analysis of structure or texture within an image. The basic principle in mathematical morphology is to probe the microstructure of the image with various geometric structures to extract features of interest from the image. These geometric structures are known as structuring elements.


Original Image Mathematical Morphology Crack Detection Background Estimate Morphological Filter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathew S. Chackalackal
    • 1
  • John P. Basart
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Center for Nondestructive EvaluationIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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