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Smart edge detection technique in X ray images for improving PSNR using canny edge detection algorithm with gaussian filter in comparison with laplacian algorithm


Aim: The aim of this study is to propose smart edge detection techniques in x-ray images for improving PSNR using canny edge detection algorithm and compared with laplacian algorithm. Materials and Methods: Using the design of edge detection technique and to improve PSNR, canny edge detection algorithm is used along with gaussian filter and it is compared with laplacian algorithm. Canny edge detection algorithm and laplacian algorithm are the two groups considered in this study. For each group the sample size is 20 and the total sample size is 40. Sample size calculation was done using by keeping g-power at 80%, confidence interval at 95% and threshold at 0.05%. Result: When comparing the two algorithms, it is clear that the canny edge detection algorithm has a higher mean PSNR value of 28.98db than the laplacian algorithm 27.08 db. It is observed that the canny edge detection algorithm performed better than the laplacian algorithm (p>0.05) by performing an independent sample t-test. Conclusion: Canny edge detection has insignificantly greater PSNR when compared to laplacian algorithm.


C.Nithish karthick, P.Nirmala. Smart Edge Detection Technique in X ray Images for Improving PSNR using Canny Edge Detection Algorithm with Gaussian Filter in Comparison with Laplacian Algorithm. Cardiometry; Issue 25; December 2022; p.1744-1750; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.25.17441750; Available from:


Edge detection,   Canny Edge Detection,   laplacian Algorithm,   PSNR,   Image processing,   Innovative edge detection
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