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Digital Image Restoration Based on Pixel Simultaneous Detection Probabilities

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1 Author(s)
Grabski, V. ; Inst. de Fis. Univ. Nac. Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City

Here an image restoration on the basis of pixel simultaneous detection probabilities (PSDP) is proposed. These probabilities can be precisely determined by means of correlations measurement [NIMA 586 (2008) 314-326]. The proposed image restoration is based on the solution of matrix equation. Non-zero elements of Toeplitz block matrix with ones on the main diagonal, is determined using PSDP. The number of non zero descending diagonals depends on the detector construction and is not always smaller than 8. To solve the matrix equation, the Gaussian elimination algorithm is used. The proposed restoration algorithm is studied by means of the simulated images (with and without additive noise using PSDP for General Electric Senographe 2000D mammography device detector) and a small area (160 times 160 pixels) of real images acquired by the above mentioned device. The estimation errors of PSDP and the additive noise magnitude permits to restore images with the precision better than 3% for the above mentioned detector. The additive noise in the real image is present after restoration and almost has the same magnitude. In the restored small area (16 times 16 mm) of real images, the pixel responses are not correlated. The spatial resolution improvement is also analyzed by the image of an absorber edge.

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:56 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

June 2009

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