The use of a Riesz fractional differential-based approach for texture enhancement in image processing

Yu, Q., Liu, F., Turner, I., Burrage, K., & Vegh, V. (2012) The use of a Riesz fractional differential-based approach for texture enhancement in image processing. In Turner, Ian (Chair) (Ed.) The 16th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference, 23 - 26 September, 2012 , Brisbane, Queensland.

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Abstract: Texture enhancement is an important component of image processing, with extensive application in science and engineering. The quality of medical images, quantified using the texture of the images, plays a significant role in the routine diagnosis performed by medical practitioners. Previously, image texture enhancement was performed using classical integral order differential mask operators. Recently, first order fractional differential operators were implemented to enhance images. Experiments conclude that the use of the fractional differential not only maintains the low frequency contour features in the smooth areas of the image, but also nonlinearly enhances edges and textures corresponding to high-frequency image components. However, whilst these methods perform well in particular cases, they are not routinely useful across all applications. To this end, we applied the second order Riesz fractional differential operator to improve upon existing approaches of texture enhancement. Compared with the classical integral order differential mask operators and other fractional differential operators, our new algorithms provide higher signal to noise values, which leads to superior image quality.

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ID Code: 60007
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
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Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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