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DigitalSubtractCommand Class

Summary

Subtracts the live image from the mask image to show the differences between the two images.

Syntax

C#
VB
Java
Objective-C
WinRT C#
C++
public class DigitalSubtractCommand : RasterCommand 
public sealed class DigitalSubtractCommand : Leadtools.Imageprocessing.Leadtools.ImageProcessing.IRasterCommand   
@interface LTDigitalSubtractCommand : LTRasterCommand 
public class DigitalSubtractCommand extends RasterCommand 
function Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Core.DigitalSubtractCommand() 

Remarks

This command is available in the Medical and above toolkits.

  • Performs a digital subtraction between two images. The resulting image may be enhanced using the Flags options. Digital subtraction is mainly used to show the differences or the changes between two images. For the process to be meaningful both images should be related to each other. Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) is a practical example of digital subtraction.
  • Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) and Quality Control (QC) are both major fields that use image subtraction. An example of DSA is explained below.
  • DSA is a technology used for the visualization of blood vessels in the human body. A mask image is obtained using X-ray film of the body part of interest. Then vessels of that part are injected using a contrast medium. A sequence of images is taken after the injection. These are called live images. After applying subtraction between the mask and live images the resulting images are images that show the passage of the contrast medium in the vessels.
  • Both the affected image and MaskImage should have the same bits per pixel, number of channels and image dimensions; otherwise the method will return an error code.
  • If the DigitalSubtractCommandFlags.ContrastEnhancement flag is set then the contrast of the subtracted image will be enhanced.
  • If the DigitalSubtractCommandFlags.OptimizeRange flag is set then the tonal range of the subtracted image will be optimized. That is, the image intensity will be distributed among the full image intensity range.
  • This class supports 12 and 16-bit grayscale and 48 and 64-bit color images. Support for 12 and 16-bit grayscale and 48 and 64-bit color images is available only in the Document/Medical toolkits.
  • This command does not support 32-bit grayscale images.
  • All images must be signed or unsigned.

For more information, refer to Introduction to Image Processing With LEADTOOLS.

Example

Run the DigitalSubtractCommand on an image.

C#
VB
Silverlight C#
Silverlight VB
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
using Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Core; 
 
public void DigitalSubtractCommandExample() 
{ 
   // Load an image 
   RasterCodecs codecs = new RasterCodecs(); 
   codecs.ThrowExceptionsOnInvalidImages = true; 
 
   RasterImage image = codecs.Load(Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "DigitalSubtractionSource.j2k")); 
 
   // Prepare the command 
   RasterImage MaskImage; 
   MaskImage = codecs.Load(Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "DigitalSubtractionMask.j2k"), 0, CodecsLoadByteOrder.Bgr, 1, 1); 
 
   DigitalSubtractCommand command = new DigitalSubtractCommand(); 
   command.Flags = DigitalSubtractCommandFlags.ContrastEnhancement; 
   command.MaskImage = MaskImage; 
   command.Run(image); 
 
   codecs.Save(image, Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "Result.jpg"), RasterImageFormat.Jpeg411, image.BitsPerPixel); 
} 
 
static class LEAD_VARS 
{ 
   public const string ImagesDir = @"C:\Users\Public\Documents\LEADTOOLS Images"; 
} 
Imports Leadtools 
Imports Leadtools.Codecs 
Imports Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Core 
      Leadtools.Examples.Support.SetLicense() 
 
Public Sub DigitalSubtractCommandExample() 
   Dim codecs As New RasterCodecs() 
   codecs.ThrowExceptionsOnInvalidImages = True 
 
   Dim leadImage As RasterImage = codecs.Load(Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "DigitalSubtractionSource.j2k")) 
 
   ' Prepare the command 
   Dim MaskImage As RasterImage 
   MaskImage = codecs.Load(Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "DigitalSubtractionMask.j2k"), 0, CodecsLoadByteOrder.Bgr, 1, 1) 
 
   Dim command As DigitalSubtractCommand = New DigitalSubtractCommand 
   command.Flags = DigitalSubtractCommandFlags.ContrastEnhancement 
   command.MaskImage = MaskImage 
   command.Run(leadImage) 
 
   codecs.Save(leadImage, Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "Result.jpg"), RasterImageFormat.Jpeg411, leadImage.BitsPerPixel) 
 
End Sub 
 
Public NotInheritable Class LEAD_VARS 
   Public Const ImagesDir As String = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\LEADTOOLS Images" 
End Class 
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Examples; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
using Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Core; 
 
public void DigitalSubtractCommandExample(RasterImage image, RasterImage maskImage, Stream outStream) 
{ 
   // Prepare the command 
   DigitalSubtractCommand command = new DigitalSubtractCommand(); 
   command.Flags = DigitalSubtractCommandFlags.ContrastEnhancement; 
   command.MaskImage = maskImage; 
   command.Run(image); 
   // Save result image 
   RasterCodecs codecs = new RasterCodecs(); 
   codecs.Save(image, outStream, RasterImageFormat.Jpeg, 24); 
   image.Dispose(); 
   maskImage.Dispose(); 
} 
Imports Leadtools 
Imports Leadtools.Codecs 
Imports Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Core 
 
Public Sub DigitalSubtractCommandExample(ByVal image As RasterImage, ByVal maskImage As RasterImage, ByVal outStream As Stream) 
   ' Prepare the command 
   Dim command As DigitalSubtractCommand = New DigitalSubtractCommand() 
   command.Flags = DigitalSubtractCommandFlags.ContrastEnhancement 
   command.MaskImage = maskImage 
   command.Run(image) 
   ' Save result image 
   Dim codecs As RasterCodecs = New RasterCodecs() 
   codecs.Save(image, outStream, RasterImageFormat.Jpeg, 24) 
   image.Dispose() 
   maskImage.Dispose() 
End Sub 

Requirements

Target Platforms

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