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Image Fusion and Image Quality Assessment of Fused Images
Pages - 484 - 508     |    Revised - 30-11-2010     |    Published - 20-12-2010
Volume - 4   Issue - 5    |    Publication Date - December 2010  Table of Contents
Hotelling Transform, , Image Registration, , Radon Transform, Wavelet Transform, Image Fusion
Accurate diagnosis of tumor extent is important in radiotherapy. This paper presents the use of image fusion of PET and MRI image. Multi-sensor image fusion is the process of combining information from two or more images into a single image. The resulting image contains more information as compared to individual images. PET delivers high-resolution molecular imaging with a resolution down to 2.5 mm full width at half maximum (FWHM), which allows us to observe the brain\'s molecular changes using the specific reporter genes and probes. On the other hand, the 7.0 T-MRI, with sub-millimeter resolution images of the cortical areas down to 250 m, allows us to visualize the fine details of the brainstem areas as well as the many cortical and sub-cortical areas. The PET-MRI fusion imaging system provides complete information on neurological diseases as well as cognitive neurosciences. The paper presents PCA based image fusion and also focuses on image fusion algorithm based on wavelet transform to improve resolution of the images in which two images to be fused are firstly decomposed into sub-images with different frequency and then the information fusion is performed and finally these sub-images are reconstructed into result image with plentiful information. . We also propose image fusion in Radon space. This paper presents assessment of image fusion by measuring the quantity of enhanced information in fused images. We use entropy, mean, standard deviation and Fusion Mutual Information, cross correlation , Mutual Information Root Mean Square Error, Universal Image Quality Index and Relative shift in mean to compare fused image quality. Comparative evaluation of fused images is a critical step to evaluate the relative performance of different image fusion algorithms. In this paper, we also propose image quality metric based on the human vision system (HVS).
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