ITKDiscreteGaussianImage

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Group (Subgroup)

ITKImageProcessing (ITKImageProcessing)

Description

Blurs an image by separable convolution with discrete gaussian kernels. This filter performs Gaussian blurring by separable convolution of an image and a discrete Gaussian operator (kernel).

The Gaussian operator used here was described by Tony Lindeberg (Discrete Scale-Space Theory and the Scale-Space Primal Sketch. Dissertation. Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. May 1991.) The Gaussian kernel used here was designed so that smoothing and derivative operations commute after discretization.

The variance or standard deviation (sigma) will be evaluated as pixel units if SetUseImageSpacing is off (false) or as physical units if SetUseImageSpacing is on (true, default). The variance can be set independently in each dimension.

When the Gaussian kernel is small, this filter tends to run faster than itk::RecursiveGaussianImageFilter .

\see GaussianOperator

\see Image

\see Neighborhood

\see NeighborhoodOperator

\see RecursiveGaussianImageFilter

\par Wiki Examples:

\li All Examples

\li Smooth an image with a discrete Gaussian filter

Parameters

Name Type Description
Variance FloatVec3_t The variance for the discrete Gaussian kernel. Sets the variance independently for each dimension, but see also SetVariance(const double v) . The default is 0.0 in each dimension. If UseImageSpacing is true, the units are the physical units of your image. If UseImageSpacing is false then the units are pixels.
MaximumKernelWidth double Set the kernel to be no wider than MaximumKernelWidth pixels, even if MaximumError demands it. The default is 32 pixels.
MaximumError FloatVec3_t The algorithm will size the discrete kernel so that the error resulting from truncation of the kernel is no greater than MaximumError. The default is 0.01 in each dimension.
UseImageSpacing bool Set/Get whether or not the filter will use the spacing of the input image in its calculations

Required Geometry

Image

Required Objects

Kind Default Name Type Component Dimensions Description
Cell Attribute Array None N/A (1) Array containing input image

Created Objects

Kind Default Name Type Component Dimensions Description
Cell Attribute Array None (1) Array containing filtered image

References

[1] T.S. Yoo, M. J. Ackerman, W. E. Lorensen, W. Schroeder, V. Chalana, S. Aylward, D. Metaxas, R. Whitaker. Engineering and Algorithm Design for an Image Processing API: A Technical Report on ITK - The Insight Toolkit. In Proc. of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, J. Westwood, ed., IOS Press Amsterdam pp 586-592 (2002). [2] H. Johnson, M. McCormick, L. Ibanez. The ITK Software Guide: Design and Functionality. Fourth Edition. Published by Kitware Inc. 2015 ISBN: 9781-930934-28-3 [3] H. Johnson, M. McCormick, L. Ibanez. The ITK Software Guide: Introduction and Development Guidelines. Fourth Edition. Published by Kitware Inc. 2015 ISBN: 9781-930934-27-6

Example Pipelines

Please see the description file distributed with this plugin.

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