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Implementation and Performance Analysis of Filternets
Linköping University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Medical Informatics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Today Image acquisition equipment produces huge amounts of data that needs to be processed. Often the data describes signals with a dimensionality higher then 2, as with ordinary images. This introduce a problem when it comes to process this high dimensional data since ordinary signal processing tools are no longer suitable. New faster and more efficient tools need to be developed to fully exploit the advantages with e. g. a 3D CT-scan.

One such tool is filternets, a layered networklike structure, which the signal propagates through. A filternet has three fundamental advantages which will decrease the filtering time. The network structure allows complex filter to be decomposed into simpler ones, intermediate result may be reused and filters may be implemented with very few nonzero coefficients (sparse filters).

The aim of this study has been to create an implementation for filternets and optimize it with respect to execution time. Specially the possibility to use filternets that approximates a harmonic filterset for estimating orientation in 3D signals is investigated.

Tests show that this method is up to about 30 times faster than a full filterset consisting of dense filters. They also show a slightly larger error in the estimated orientation compared with the dense filters, this error should however not limit the usability of the method.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för medicinsk teknik , 2006. , 107 p.
Keyword [en]
Filter network, sparse filters, efficient filtering, orientation estimation
National Category
Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-5601ISRN: LITH-IMT/MI20-EX--06/419--SEOAI: diva2:21400
Subject / course
Medical Informatics
2006-01-27, IMT1, 10:15
Available from: 2006-03-17 Created: 2006-03-17 Last updated: 2012-12-10

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