A lognormal approximation for the gray level statistics in ultrasound images

Y. Zimmer, R. Tepper, S. Akselrod

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Abstract

The gray level statistics of an image are important for the design of image processing algorithms. In this paper, a lognormal distribution is proposed as a practical approximation for the gray level distribution of ultrasound images. This provides a relatively simple model for describing the image, and enables using techniques originally developed for a Gaussian probability distribution. We compute various moments of the gray level distribution and show that the model predicts power laws between specific combinations of moments. These predictions, as well as two additional expressions resulting from the model, are validated using ultrasound images of various ovarian masses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2656-2661
Number of pages6
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume4
StatePublished - 2000
Event22nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 23 Jul 200028 Jul 2000

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