TONE COMPRESSION ALGORITHM FOR HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE MEDICAL IMAGES
Keywords: Image Processing, Tone Mapping, HDR Medical Image, Probabilistic Gamma-normal Model
Abstract. We propose here an HDR compression method for medical images based on a windowing operator, an adaptive tone mapping operator, and the probabilistic normal-gamma model. First, we use the windowing operator based on a structural fidelity measure for optimal visualization of the input HDR medical image. Then, we transform the windowed image to the logarithm domain and split it into base and detail layers with the help of the probabilistic normal-gamma model. Base and detail layers are used to make the tone map with help the adaptive tone mapping operator. Finally, the tone mapping result is the LDR image. The proposed method has comparable quality and low computation time compared to other tone mapping operators.