Megavoltage images (MVIs) are used in radiation therapy for verification of the patient's position during cancer treatment. Due to the physics of imaging devices, the quality of MVI is very poor. In this work, we propose a hybrid neuro-fuzzy system consisting of fuzzy techniques and neural nets for knowledge-based enhancement of MVIs. The fuzzy enhancement includes different contrast adaptation techniques and also soft filtering, respectively. A modified associative memory is trained using a priori knowledge for image restoration. In order to consider the subjective demands of physicians, an observer-dependent overall system for contrast adaptation is also proposed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Signal Processing
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition