Läthén, Gunnar,Linköpings universitet, Medie- och Informationsteknik, Linköpings universitet, Tekniska högskolan, Linköpings universitet, Centrum för medicinsk bildvetenskap och visualisering, CMIV, Computer Graphics and Image Processing
Non-ring Filters for Robust Detection of Linear Structures
Many applications in image analysis include the problem of linear structure detection, e.g. segmentation of blood vessels in medical images, roads in satellite images, etc. A simple and efficient solution is to apply linear filters tuned to the structures of interest and extract line and edge positions from the filter output. However, if the filter is not carefully designed, artifacts such as ringing can distort the results and hinder a robust detection. In this paper, we study the ringing effects using a common Gabor filter for linear structure detection, and suggest a method for generating non-ring filters in 2D and 3D. The benefits of the non-ring design are motivated by results on both synthetic and natural images.