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ARTICLE OF THE HOUR Image Processing
Turning Digital Data into Useful Information
Digital imaging provides the means to enhance features of interest while attenuating details that are irrelevant to a given application, and then extracts useful information about the scene from the enhanced image. Images are produced by many means: cameras, x-ray machines, electron microscopes, radar and ultrasound. They are used in the entertainment, medical, scientific and business industries; for security purposes; and by the military and government. The goal in each case is for a human...