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Image Processing with LabVIEW and IMAQ Vision


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  • Copyright 2003
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-3/8"
  • Pages: 352
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-047415-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-047415-5

The definitive tutorial on desktop image processing with NI's IMAQ Vision

This book brings together everything you need to achieve superior results with PC-based image processing and analysis. Expert Thomas Klinger combines a highly accessible overview of the field's key concepts, tools, and techniques; the first expert introduction to NI's breakthrough IMAQ Vision software; and several start-to-finish application case studies. You also get an extensive library of code and image samples, as well as a complete trial version of IMAQ Vision for Windows®. Coverage includes:

  • Defining what to measure and how to measure it
  • Acquiring images: working with CCDs, cameras, frame grabber cards, and leading medical image sources, including ultrasound, CT, and MRI
  • Distributing images: compression techniques, image format standards, and DICOM medical imaging
  • Processing images: gray-scale operations, spatial image filtering, frequency filtering,
  • and morphology functions
  • Analyzing images: pixel value and quantitative analyses, shape and pattern matching, bar codes, and more

With 300+ figures and 50+ exercises-all listed up front for easy access-this is the definitive image processing tutorial for every professional.


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1. Introduction and Definitions.

Introduction. Structure of This Book. Software and Hardware Requirements. Some Definitions. What Is an Image? The Difference: Image Processing or Image Analysis? Finally: Machine Vision. Real Time or “Really Fast”? Virtual Instrumentation. Introduction to IMAQ Vision Builder. IMAQ Vision Builder Environment. Acquiring Images. Vision Builder Functions. Creating Script Files. Creating LabVIEWVIs. NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection. Configuration Interface. Inspection Interface. VIII IMAGE Processing with LabVIEW and IMAQ Vision.

2. Image Acquisition.

Charge-Coupled Devices. Principle of Functionality. Properties. Realization of CCD Devices. Line-Scan Cameras. CMOS Image Sensors. Video Standards. Color Images. Color Models. Color Video Standards. Color in Digital Video. Other Image Sources. Ultrasound Imagers. Computed Tomography. Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

3. Image Distribution.

Frame Grabbing. Camera Interfaces and Protocols. IEEE1394 (FireWire). Universal Serial Bus (USB). Camera Link. Comparison of Digital Camera Interfaces. Compression Techniques. Lossless Compression. Lossy Compression. Image Standards. Windows Bitmap Format (BMP). Graphics Interchange Format (GIF). Tag Image File Format (TIFF 6.0). Portable Network Graphics Format (PNG). ZSoft Paintbrush File Format (PCX). JPEG/JFIF and JPEG2000 (JPG, J2K). Comparison of Image Standards. Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM). The DICOM 3.0 Standard. DICOM File Format. Contents IX. DICOM Image Storing. DICOM Functions in LabVIEW.

4. Image Processing.

Gray-Scale Operations. HistogramandHistograph. Using Look-up Tables (LuT). Spatial Image Filtering. Kernel Families. Image Smoothing. Edge Detection and Enhancement. Frequency Filtering. FFT Filtering: Truncate. FFT Filtering: Attenuate. Morphology Functions. Thresholding. Binary Morphology. Gray-Level Morphology.

5. Image Analysis.

Pixel Value Analysis. Line Profile. Quantify Areas. Centroid Function. Linear Averages. Edge Detection. Morphology Analysis. Quantitative Analysis. Particle Measurements. Image Calibration. Shape Matching. PatternMatching. Introduction. PatternMatching Techniques. Reading Instrument Displays. Analog Instrument Displays. Digital Instrument Displays. Character Recognition. X IMAGE Processing with LabVIEW and IMAQ Vision Text Reading (OCR). Bar Code Reading. Image Focus Quality. Application Examples. Moving Camera Supports EMC Test Automation. Object Detection and Counting in Public Places. Extracting GIS Data for TelecomNetworks fromCity Maps. Feedback Form Reader Using IMAQ Vision.



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