Design of New Volterra Filter for Mammogram Enhancement

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 199)


Non-linear filters are generally preferred for image enhancement applications as they provide better filtering results not only by suppressing background noise but also preserving the edges. This paper introduces a new technique for enhancement of digital mammograms using a Volterra filter. The proposed Volterra filter design is obtained by truncation of Volterra series to the first non-linear terms. Truncation of Volterra series leads to a simpler and effective representation without having prior knowledge of higher order statistics. The weight indices of the proposed filter are optimally selected in a manner to provide better enhancement of lesions in the mammograms in comparison to other techniques.


Isotropic Mammograms MIAS Database Symmetric Volterra Filter 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashutosh Pandey
    • 1
  • Anurag Yadav
    • 1
  • Vikrant Bhateja
    • 1
  1. 1.Deptt. of Electronics and Communication EngineeringShri Ramswaroop Memorial Group of Professional CollegesLucknowIndia

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