Evolutionary Design of Morphology-Based Homomorphic Filter for Feature Enhancement of Medical Images

Hwang, Hee-Soo;Oh, Jin-Sung

  • 투고 : 2008.12.24
  • 심사 : 2009.09.05
  • 발행 : 2009.09.30


In this paper, a new morphology-based homomorphic filtering technique is presented to enhance features in medical images. The homomorphic filtering is performed based on the morphological sub-bands, in which an image is morphologically decomposed. An evolutionary design is carried to find an optimal gain and structuring element of each sub-band. As a search algorithm, Differential Evolution scheme is utilized. Simulations show that the proposed filter improves the contrast of the interest feature in medical images.


Morphological filter;homomorphic filter;medical image enhancement


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