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Deep CNN Model for Multimodal Medical Image Denoising

Walid El-Shafai1,2, Amira A. Mahmoud1, Anas M. Ali1,3, El-Sayed M. El-Rabaie1, Taha E. Taha1, Osama F. Zahran1, Adel S. El-Fishawy1, Naglaa F. Soliman4, Amel A. Alhussan5,*, Fathi E. Abd El-Samie1

1 Department Electronics and Electrical Communications, Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Menoufia University, Menouf, 32952, Egypt
2 Security Engineering Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, 11586, Saudi Arabia
3 Alexandria Higher Institute of Engineering & Technology (AIET), Alexandria, Egypt
4 Department of Information Technology, College of Computer and Information Sciences, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, 11671, Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Computer Sciences, College of Computer and Information Sciences, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Amel A. Alhussan. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 73(2), 3795-3814.


In the literature, numerous techniques have been employed to decrease noise in medical image modalities, including X-Ray (XR), Ultrasonic (Us), Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Positron Emission Tomography (PET). These techniques are organized into two main classes: the Multiple Image (MI) and the Single Image (SI) techniques. In the MI techniques, images usually obtained for the same area scanned from different points of view are used. A single image is used in the entire procedure in the SI techniques. SI denoising techniques can be carried out both in a transform or spatial domain. This paper is concerned with single-image noise reduction techniques because we deal with single medical images. The most well-known spatial domain noise reduction techniques, including Gaussian filter, Kuan filter, Frost filter, Lee filter, Gabor filter, Median filter, Homomorphic filter, Speckle reducing anisotropic diffusion (SRAD), Nonlocal-Means (NL-Means), and Total Variation (TV), are studied. Also, the transform domain noise reduction techniques, including wavelet-based and Curvelet-based techniques, and some hybridization techniques are investigated. Finally, a deep (Convolutional Neural Network) CNN-based denoising model is proposed to eliminate Gaussian and Speckle noises in different medical image modalities. This model utilizes the Batch Normalization (BN) and the ReLU as a basic structure. As a result, it attained a considerable improvement over the traditional techniques. The previously mentioned techniques are evaluated and compared by calculating qualitative visual inspection and quantitative parameters like Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio (PSNR), Correlation Coefficient (Cr), and system complexity to determine the optimum denoising algorithm to be applied universally. Based on the quality metrics, it is demonstrated that the proposed deep CNN-based denoising model is efficient and has superior denoising performance over the traditional denoising techniques.


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W. El-Shafai, A. A. Mahmoud, A. M. Ali, E. M. El-Rabaie, T. E. Taha et al., "Deep cnn model for multimodal medical image denoising," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 73, no.2, pp. 3795–3814, 2022.

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