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Current Medical Imaging


ISSN (Print): 1573-4056
ISSN (Online): 1875-6603

Review Article

A Review of Denoising Medical Images Using Machine Learning Approaches

Author(s): Prabhpreet Kaur*, Gurvinder Singh and Parminder Kaur

Volume 14, Issue 5, 2018

Page: [675 - 685] Pages: 11

DOI: 10.2174/1573405613666170428154156



Background: This paper attempts to identify suitable Machine Learning (ML) approach for image denoising of radiology based medical application. The Identification of ML approach is based on (i) Review of ML approach for denoising (ii) Review of suitable Medical Denoising approach.

Discussion: The review focuses on six application of radiology: Medical Ultrasound (US) for fetus development, US Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) and detection for breast, skin lesions, brain tumor MRI diagnosis, X-Ray for chest analysis, Breast cancer using MRI imaging. This survey identifies the ML approach with better accuracy for medical diagnosis by radiologists. The image denoising approaches further includes basic filtering techniques, wavelet medical denoising, curvelet and optimization techniques. In most of the applications, the machine learning performance is better than the conventional image denoising techniques. For fast and computational results the radiologists are using the machine learning methods on MRI, US, X-Ray and Skin lesion images. The characteristics and contributions of different ML approaches are considered in this paper.

Conclusion: The problem faced by the researchers during image denoising techniques and machine learning applications for clinical settings have also been discussed.

Keywords: Image denoising, ultrasound, filtering techniques, classifiers, wavelets, curvelets, data mining methods.

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