@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/6635,
	  title     = {Improved Lung Nodule Visualization on Chest Radiographs using Digital Filtering and Contrast Enhancement},
	  author    = {Benjamin Y. M. Kwan and  Hon Keung Kwan},
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	  abstract     = {Early detection of lung cancer through chest radiography is a widely used method due to its relatively affordable cost. In this paper, an approach to improve lung nodule visualization on chest radiographs is presented. The approach makes use of linear phase high-frequency emphasis filter for digital filtering and
histogram equalization for contrast enhancement to achieve improvements. Results obtained indicate that a filtered image can
reveal sharper edges and provide more details. Also, contrast enhancement offers a way to further enhance the global (or local) visualization by equalizing the histogram of the pixel values within
the whole image (or a region of interest). The work aims to improve lung nodule visualization of chest radiographs to aid detection of lung cancer which is currently the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Biomedical and Biological Engineering},
	  volume    = {5},
	  number    = {12},
	  year      = {2011},
	  pages     = {700 - 703},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/6635},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/60},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 60, 2011},