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Medical Image Denoising based on Log-Gabor Wavelet Dictionary and K-SVD Algorithm

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
R.M. Farouk, Mohammed Elsayed, Mohammed Aly

Mohammed Elsayed R.M. Farouk and Mohammed Aly. Medical Image Denoising based on Log-Gabor Wavelet Dictionary and K-SVD Algorithm. International Journal of Computer Applications 141(1):27-32, May 2016. BibTeX

	author = {R.M. Farouk, Mohammed Elsayed and Mohammed Aly},
	title = {Medical Image Denoising based on Log-Gabor Wavelet Dictionary and K-SVD Algorithm},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {May 2016},
	volume = {141},
	number = {1},
	month = {May},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {27-32},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016909209},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Medical image denoising is the main step in medical diagnosis, which removes the noise without affecting relevant features of the image. There are many algorithms that can be used to reduce the noise such as: threshold and the sparse representation. The K-SVD is one of the most popular sparse representation algorithms, which is depend on Orthogonal Matching Pursuit (OMP) and Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) dictionary. In this paper, an algorithm for image denoising was designed to develop K-SVD by using Regularized Orthogonal Matching Pursuit (ROMP) over log Gabor wavelet adaptive dictionary. To evaluate the performance of the proposed techniques, the results were compared with the results of DCT and Gabor wavelet dictionary. The numerical results show that the performance of our algorithm is more efficient in medical image denoising.


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Sparse representation (SR), K-SVD, log-Gabor wavelet dictionary, regularized orthogonal matching pursuit and orthogonal matching pursuit.