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International Journal of Biomedical Imaging
Volume 2016, Article ID 4710842, 8 pages
Research Article

Appropriate Contrast Enhancement Measures for Brain and Breast Cancer Images

1Research Scholar, Mewar University, Chittorgarh 312901, Rajasthan, India
2Department of Information Technology, Institute of Technology & Science (ITS), Ghaziabad 201007, Uttar Pradesh, India

Received 12 November 2015; Accepted 15 March 2016

Academic Editor: Richard H. Bayford

Copyright © 2016 Suneet Gupta and Rabins Porwal. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Medical imaging systems often produce images that require enhancement, such as improving the image contrast as they are poor in contrast. Therefore, they must be enhanced before they are examined by medical professionals. This is necessary for proper diagnosis and subsequent treatment. We do have various enhancement algorithms which enhance the medical images to different extents. We also have various quantitative metrics or measures which evaluate the quality of an image. This paper suggests the most appropriate measures for two of the medical images, namely, brain cancer images and breast cancer images.