Enhancement of DNA Gel Images

  • CT Munnirah Niesha Mohd ShafeeEmail author
  • Ahmad Khudzairi Khalid
  • Zarith Sofiah Othman
Conference paper


The use of image enhancement is to process an image so that result is more suitable than the original image for specific application. The objective of enhancing the image is to improve the standard or the quality of the image from the original one. DNA gel image is one of the digital medical images prove to be corrupted by some degree of noise. It is due to the presence of corruption present in a transmission and an acquisition of many effects. This type of image need to be enhanced before it can be used for analysis or diagnose. This paper compares three different techniques of image enhancement which are used to enhance the DNA gel images namely Enhancement of DNA Gel Image using Thresholding, Shifting, and Filtering Techniques or Method 1, Enhancement of DNA Gel Image using Background Subtraction Technique or Method 2, and Enhancement of DNA Gel Image using Improved Background Subtraction Method or Method 3. The evaluation of the result is done based on the calculation result of Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR) value. The experimental results show that the third method of image enhancement is a better method to be applied as it shows a higher PSNR value compared to the other which means it improves the image better.


DNA gel image Enhancement PSNR 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • CT Munnirah Niesha Mohd Shafee
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ahmad Khudzairi Khalid
    • 2
  • Zarith Sofiah Othman
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer and Mathematical SciencesUniversiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan JohorSegamatMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer and Mathematical SciencesUniversiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan JohorMasaiMalaysia

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