X-ray image segmentation using wavelet method

X. Wang, B. S. Wong, W. M. Bai, C. G. Tui

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Abstract

The x-ray radiographic testing method is often used for detecting defects as a non-destructive testing method (NDT). In many cases, NDT is used for aircraft components, welds, etc. Hence, the backgrounds are always more complex than a piece of steel. It is difficult to detect defects using conventional image processing methods. In this paper, we apply wavelet method to segment X-ray images. In our algorithms, after obtaining the x-ray image, we firstly use wavelet thresholding to reduce image noise to improve the quality of the radiographic image. Then we extract defects from the radiographic image. In the process of extracting edge features, according to the wavelet multi-scale character, we integrate the coefficients of wavelet transforms on a series of scales to look for the best scale where the edges are well discriminated from noise to extract edge features. With the help of wavelet algorithm, an objective and fast computer based evaluation of defect indications is possible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 8th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV)
Pages1129-1133
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision 2004 - Kunming, China
Duration: 6 Dec 20049 Dec 2004
Conference number: 8th

Publication series

Name2004 8th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV)
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision 2004
Abbreviated titleICARCV 2004
CountryChina
CityKunming
Period6/12/049/12/04

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