Artículos de revistas
Efficient parallelization on GPU of an image smoothing method based on a variational model
Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, p. 1-13.
Universidade do Porto
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Medical imaging is fundamental for improvements in diagnostic accuracy. However, noise frequently corrupts the images acquired, and this can lead to erroneous diagnoses. Fortunately, image preprocessing algorithms can enhance corrupted images, particularly in noise smoothing and removal. In the medical field, time is always a very critical factor, and so there is a need for implementations which are fast and, if possible, in real time. This study presents and discusses an implementation of a highly efficient algorithm for image noise smoothing based on general purpose computing on graphics processing units techniques. The use of these techniques facilitates the quick and efficient smoothing of images corrupted by noise, even when performed on large-dimensional data sets. This is particularly relevant since GPU cards are becoming more affordable, powerful and common in medical environments.