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Noise Reductionin MRILiver Image Using Discrete Wavelet Transform


Fathimuthu [oharah.St, Shajun Nisha.S", Dr.M.Mohamed Sathlks

lM.Phil. {PG scholar) Dept of Computer Science, Sadakathullah Appa College, Tirunelve/i,
Tamil Nadu, India.
2Prof & Head, P.G Dept of Computer Science, Sadakathullah Appa College, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.
3Principa/, Sadakathul/ah Appa College, Tirunelveli, Tami/Nadu, India.

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Abstract - Image denoising is still a greatest challenge for powerful tool for noise reduction and it decompose the
researchers in digital image processing. The principal source image into high and low frequency sub-bands, which
of noise in digital images arise during image acquisition consists of half the number of signal of the original image. In
and/or transmission. The main property of a good image this paper noise is added to the image and image is de noised
denoising model is that it will remove noise and preserve using mean and median filters by applying Discrete Wavelet
edges. The medical images are usually corrupted by noise
Transform (DWT).
which may lead tofalse diagnosis and treatment of disease.So
image denoising has become an important pre-processingstep
in medial image analysis. In this work an MRI liver image is 2. RELATED WORKS:
taken as an input image and noise is added to the image and
denoised by mean and median filters by applying DWT. The importance of denoising algorithm is to completely
Wavelet transform is used to remove noise effectively and remove noise as far as possible and preserve edges. There
improves the quality of the image. Finally we analyse the are two models linear and non linear. Generally linear
performance of the denoised medical image to find the better models are used. The benefit of linear noise removal model
result The performance of the denoised medical image is is speed and drawback is they do not preserve edges in an
calculated by Peak Signal to Noise Ratio {PSNR), MeanSquare
image. Non-linear model can handle edges in a better way.
Error {MSE), and Accuracy {ACC).
The most popular non-linear image de-noising is Total
Key Words: Image denoising, DWT(Discrete Wavelet Variation (TV) filter. The performance of Wiener filter after
Transform), PSNR, MSE, ACCURACY. de-noising for all Speckle, Poisson and Gaussian noise is
better than mean filter and median filter. The performance of
1.INTRODUCTION: the median filter after de-noising for all Salt & Pepper noise
is better than Mean filter and Wiener filter[l]. Three
Image denoising is an important pre-processing task in different wavelets Haar, Db2 & Sym4 with hard & soft
digital image processing. All digital images have noise from thresholding have been analysed. Sym4 wavelet is most
different sources. Noise disturbances may be caused during efficient among all three for removing the gaussian noise
image acquisition and/or transmission. The main property with different variance in the medical images and also it
of a good image denoising model is that it should remove enhances the visual quality of the medical images[2]. When
noise and maintain the quality. Noise Reduction is the most light is thrown on some type of noise and comparative
important step in medical field. Medical imaging is the analysis of noise removal technique show that BM3D and
technique that creates visual representations oftbe interior median filters perform well, and averaging and median
of the body in order to diagnose, monitor or treat medical filters perform worst BM3 D is the best of removing Salt &
conditions. MRI is one of the most common tool used in Pepper noise whereas in other cases median filter is more
medical field for diagnosis. Mostly all medical images contain suitable[3].
high level components of noise which leads to false diagnosis
and treatment of disease. Noise is a random variation of Image de-noising using discrete wavelet transform is
brightness or color information in images which degrades analyzed and experiments were conducted to study the
the image quality. Noises may be additive, multiplicative. suitability of different wavelet bases and also different
Additive noise is Gaussian noise, multiplicative noise is window sizes. Among all discrete wavelet bases, coiflet
Speckle noise. Medical images are mostly corrupted by performs well in image denoising. Experimental results
multiplicative noise. To achieve noise reduction goal some show that modified Neighshrink gives better results than
transforms are used. Discrete Wavelet Transform is a Neighshrink, Wiener filter and Visushrink[4]. Denoising of

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different medical images like MRI, Ultrasound, X-ray, CT is Our aim in this paper is to remove noise from an MRI liver
performed using haar and db3 wavelets at both soft and image. Denoising improves the quality of the image so
hard threshold levels and PSNRvalue is calculated and it is decomposition and noise removal filters are uesd. For
found that db3 wavelet is more efficient than haar for decomposing the image we use DWT and for removing the
removing certain level of speckle noise in the medical images noise we use mean and median filters. Then we reconstruct
and also it enhances the visual quality of the medical the image by using inverse DWT. The image quality
images[SJ. Two main issues regarding image denoisingwere measures help in the detection of the quality of the image.
addressed in this paper. Firstly, an adaptive threshold for We calculate PSNR (Peak Signal to Noise Ratio), MSE (Mean
wavelet thresholding images was proposed, based on the Squrare Error) and ACC (Accuracy) values and compare the
GGD modeling of subband coefficients, and test results results.
showed excellent performance. Secondly, a coder was
designed specifically for simultaneous compression and 4. ORGANISATION OF THE PAPER:
denoising. The proposed BayesShrink threshold specifies the
The paper is organized as follows: Section 5 includes
zero-zone of the quantization step of this coder, and this
Methodology which includes outline of the proposed work,
zero-zone is the main agent in the coder which removes the
Section 6 includes Experimental Results, Section 7 includes
noise[6J.
Performance Evaluation and Section 8 includes Conclusion of
An improved method of NeighShrink (proposed method) the paper.
using the Stein's unbiased risk estimate (SURE) by using
optimal threshold and neighbouring window size for every 5. METHODOLOGY:
wavelet sub band instead of using the suboptimal universal
OUTLINE OF THE PROPOSED METHOD:
threshold and same neighbouring window size in all
subbands. Experimental results conclude that NeighShrink We take an MRI liver image as an input image and add noises
produce good results compare to VisuShrink and namely gaussian noise, salt and pepper noise, and speckle
SureShrink[7]. Impulse noise removal for gray scale images noise with different noise variance ranging from (0.01-0.08).
using the standard median filter and its variants are The input image is transformed in to 20 DWT and the image
analysed. Results show that tristate median filter and is decomposed into 4 sub-bands namely LL, LH, HL, HH using
switching median filter exhibit visually appealing results. different wavelets iteratively using Biorthogonal, Coiflet, and
The other methods such as standard median filter, adaptive Symlet. The decomposed image is denoised using mean and
median filter, weighted median filter lack in preserving median filters. Then we reconstruct the denoised image by
edges while retaining some noise components[B]. using the inverse wavelet transform. The performance
quality is measured by metrics PSN R, MSE and Accuracy and
A new technique formed by the hybridizing the thresholding
then the results are compared.
technique of the image decomposed using discrete wavelet
transform along with the transformation of intensity to
obtain a noise free, high quality denoised image[9]. To
examine various algorithms and discrete wavelet transform
( OOUTTh~GE J~, ( N~SEA~ )Q -.___DE_c~_A_:_sE_o__,,

and understanding the concept of denoising(lO]. Salt and


Pepper noise removal from various types of compound ( SMOOTH Fil TtR

images using median filter. Performance analysis show that


median filter give better results for compound document
images compared with scanned compound images[ll].
D
PERFORMANCE ::l ( RECONSTRUCTION
ANALYSIS

3. MOTIVATION AND JUSTIFICATION:

Denoising is the process of removing noise from tbe image Fig 1.Flowchart of the methodology.
and preserve all the relevant features of the image. There are
numerous techniques available for denoising purpose. The
selection of denoisng technique depends on the type of
image and the noise present in the image.

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NOISE MODELS: The discrete wavelet transform is used for image noise
removal. It will perform the sub band decomposition. This
GAUSSIAN NOISE OR NORMAL NOISE: decomposition is done by row and column wise processing
the image. Wavelet splits the image into 4 sub bands such as
Gaussian noise is statistical noise having a probability LL, LH, HL, HH. The LL image contains the low frequency
density function (PDF) equal to that of the normal components while LH, HL and HH contains high frequency
distribution, which is also known as the Gaussian components in horizontal, vertical and diagonal directions
distribution. ln other words, the values that the noise can respectively. Approximation part is LL, and the other part is
take on are Gaussian-distributed. The principal source of detailed part. The sub-band LL which is the approximation
Gaussian noise in digital image arise during image of digital image is further decomposed by discrete wavelet
acquisition. It exists due to factors such as electronic circuit transform to get any level of decomposition of the digital
noise and sensor noise due to poor illumination and/or high content and it will generate the further four sub-bands. Thus
temperature. The PDF of gaussian noise is given by the information of image is stored in decomposed form in
these sub-bands.
p(z) = I e-(z-t)1/2a1
/2M
SALT AND PEPPER (IMPULSE) NOISE: w HU

Salt-and-pepper noise is a form of noise sometimes seen on I


images. It presents itself as sparsely occurring white and
black pixels. The PDF of salt and pepper noise is given by Fig.2 Decomposition of image at Level 1

for z = a WAVELET FAMILIES:


for z b
otherwise
SYMLET WAVELET:
umpotar noise

Symlet wavelets are a family of wavelets which are nearly


SPECKLE NOISE: symmetrical wavelets proposed by Daubechies as
modification to the db family. The properties of the two
Speckle is a granular 'noise' that inherently exists in and wavelet families are similar. There are 7 different symlet
degrades the quality of the active radar, synthetic aperture functions from sym2 to sym8. In symN, N is the order.
radar (SAR), medical ultrasound and optical coherence
tomography images. The PDF of speckle noise is given by COIFLET WAVELET:

Coiflets are discrete wavelets which have scaling functions


with vanishing moments. The wavelet is near symmetric,
their wavelet functions has ZN moments equal to O and
scaling functions has ZN-1 moments equal to 0. The two
DISCRETE WAVELET TRANSFORM: functions have a support oflength 6N- l.
Discrete wavelet transform (DWT) uses the scale parameter BIORTHOGONAL WAVELET:
as well as the shifting parameter for wavelet transformation.
The scale parameter either expands or compresses the width A biorthogonal wavelet is a wavelet where the
of a wavelet function while maintaining its basic structure. associated wavelet transform is invertible but not
The larger a scale value becomes, the greater the width necessarily orthogonal. Designing biorthogonal wavelets
becomes, presenting the features of a low-frequency allows more degrees of freedom than orthogonal wavelets.
component. In contrast, the smaller a scale value becomes, One additional degree of freedom is the possibility to
the greater the features ofa high-frequency component. The construct symmetric wavelet functions.
shifting parameter determines the position of functions
along the time axis. As the value of shifting parameters
become larger, the functions move to the right in parallel.
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In the biorthogonal case, there are two scaling functions 6. EXPERIMENT AL RESULTS:
<:>, 9 which may generatedifferent multiresolution analyses.
Experiments were conducted to denoise an MRI liver image
and accordingly two differentwaveletfunctions 1/J, i/,.So the
shown in Fig.3. To the original image Gaussian Noise, Salt &
numbers Mand N of coefficients in the scaling Pepper noise and speckle noise are added. Then the image is
a
sequences a, may differ. The scaling sequences must decomposed by using wavelet bases at level 1 and filters are
satisfy the following bi orthogonality condition applied and the results are given in Fig.4.

Lz.
n,
Gn0.n+2m - 2 Om.O

Then the wavelet can be determined as

bn = ( l)"ii.11-t-n (n=O, ,N 1) Fig.3 Input image


bn = (-l)"a1r+n (n =0, ,N-1)
'.\ofs

FILTERS: Gaussian

Filtering is a technique for modifying or enhancing an image.


we can filter an image to emphasize certain features or
remove other features. Image processing operations
implemented with filtering include smoothing. sharpening alt&
and edge enhancement Ptppu

Filtering is a neighborhood operation, in which the value of


any given pixel in the output image is determined by
applying some algorithm to the values of the pixel in the
neighborhood of the corresponding input pixel. A pixel's Spoc:ldt

neighborhood is some set of pixels, defined by their locations


relative to that pixel.

MEAN FILTER:

The mean filter is a simple sliding-window spatial filter that


replaces the center value in the window with the average Fig 4. Wavelet bases for denoised image
(mean) of all the pixel values in the window. The window or
kernel, is usually square but can be any shape. Center value PERFORMANCE METRICS:
is replaced by the mean values.
MSE (MEAN SQUARED ERROR):
MEDIAN FILTERS:
Mean Squared Error (MSE) is the average squared difference
The median filter is a nonlinear digital filtering technique, between input and denoised output image. The error is the
often used to remove noise. Median filtering is very widely amount by which the value obscure by the estimator differs
used in digital image processing because under certain from the quantity to be estimated. The image quality
conditions, it preserves edges while removing noise. The parameters used in this work for comparing the denoised
median filter is also a sliding-window spatial filter, but it result with the original image. It is expressed as
replaces the center value in the window with the median of
all the pixel values in the window. l J/-1.V-1 ,
MSE=-I: I:[f(x.y)-jf(x.y)]
A!N x=O =O

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PSNR (PEAK SIGNAL TO NOISE RA TIO): Table 2:Noise Variance vs Mean Filter
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In this paper, three different wavelets symlet, coiflet,


biorthogonal have been implemented for image denoising
based on Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT). DWT is a good
tool for image denoising. Image qualitative are measured by
PSNR, MSE and ACCURACY. In DWT, symletperformed well
against all noises. We observe that for all three noises mean
filter with symlet gives best results in ACCURACY.

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