Image fusion using a 3-D wavelet transform

SG Nikolov, DR Bull, CN Canagarajah, M Halliwell, PNT Wells

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We present a new approach to 3-D image fusion using a 3-D separable wavelet transform. Several known 2-D WT fusion schemes have been extended to handle 3-D images and some new image fusion schemes (i.e. fusion by hard and soft thresholding, composite fusion, fusion of the WT maxima graphs) have been proposed. The goal of this paper is to present the new framework for 3-D image fusion using the wavelet transform, rather than to compare the results of the various fusion rules. Wavelet transform fusion diagrams have been introduced as a convenient tool to visually describe different image fusion schemes. A very important advantage of using 3-D WT image fusion over alternative image fusion algorithms is that it may be combined with other 3-D image processing algorithms working in the wavelet domain, such as `smooth versus textured' region segmentation, volume compression, where only a small part of all wavelet coefficients are preserved, and volume rendering, where the volume rendering integral is approximated using multiresolution spaces. The integration of 3-D WT image fusion in the broader framework of 3-D WT image processing and visualisation is the ultimate goal of the present study
Translated title of the contributionImage fusion using a 3-D wavelet transform
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Image Processing and its Applications
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Pages235 - 239
ISBN (Print)0852967179
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999
Event7th International Conference on Image Processing and Its Applications - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jul 1999 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Print)05379989


Conference7th International Conference on Image Processing and Its Applications
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/07/99 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Other identifier: Conf. Publ. No. 465

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