Title: A review on multimodal medical image fusion

Authors: G.R. Byra Reddy; H. Prasanna Kumar

Addresses: Vemana Institute of Technology, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bengaluru 560034, Karnataka, India ' University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bengaluru University, Bengaluru 560001, Karnataka, India

Abstract: Medical image fusion is defined as combining two or more images from single or multiple imaging modalities like ultrasound, computerised tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, single photon emission computed tomography, positron emission tomography and mammography. Medical image fusion is used to optimise the storage capacity, minimises the redundancy and to improve quality of the image. The goal of medical image fusion is to combine complementary information from multiple imaging modalities of the same scene. This review paper describes about different imaging modalities, fusion methods and major application domains.

Keywords: image fusion; ultrasound; mammography; magnetic resonance; computed tomography.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBET.2020.10032969

International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 2020 Vol.34 No.2, pp.119 - 132

Received: 16 Aug 2017
Accepted: 20 Nov 2017

Published online: 20 Oct 2020 *

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