8 February 2017 CUDA-based acceleration of collateral filtering in brain MR images
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Proceedings Volume 10225, Eighth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2016); 1022528 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2266925
Event: Eighth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing, 2016, Tokyo, Japan
Abstract
Image denoising is one of the fundamental and essential tasks within image processing. In medical imaging, finding an effective algorithm that can remove random noise in MR images is important. This paper proposes an effective noise reduction method for brain magnetic resonance (MR) images. Our approach is based on the collateral filter which is a more powerful method than the bilateral filter in many cases. However, the computation of the collateral filter algorithm is quite time-consuming. To solve this problem, we improved the collateral filter algorithm with parallel computing using GPU. We adopted CUDA, an application programming interface for GPU by NVIDIA, to accelerate the computation. Our experimental evaluation on an Intel Xeon CPU E5-2620 v3 2.40GHz with a NVIDIA Tesla K40c GPU indicated that the proposed implementation runs dramatically faster than the traditional collateral filter. We believe that the proposed framework has established a general blueprint for achieving fast and robust filtering in a wide variety of medical image denoising applications.
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Cheng-Yuan Li, Herng-Hua Chang, "CUDA-based acceleration of collateral filtering in brain MR images", Proc. SPIE 10225, Eighth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2016), 1022528 (8 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2266925; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2266925
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