The ultrasonic images are corrupted by the granular pattern noise - a speckle noise. The speckle exist in the type of coherent imaging systems, and the speckle is the signal independent and multiplicative noise. In this paepr, we derive two filters using the gradient and symmetry. One is a noise suppression filter which removes noise while preserves the edges. It is named the ASRF-GS (Adaptive Speckle Removal Filer - Gradient and Symmetry). And the other is a edge detection filter which obtains the thin edge map, called the EDUGS(Edge Detection Using Gradient and Symmetry). The performance of the proposed noise suppression filter is evaluated by the IMPV(SNR improvement) and the Speckle Index(SI), and the perforamnce of the edge detection is evaluated by the edge detection error rate. According to the evaluated method, The SI reduced about 0.035, The IMPV improved about 1.265(dB), and the edge detection error rate is about 17.5%.
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