8 May 1995 Fundamental statistics of the imaging process
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Proceedings Volume 2432, Medical Imaging 1995: Physics of Medical Imaging; (1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208373
Event: Medical Imaging 1995, 1995, San Diego, CA, United States
Abstract
The relationships between the fundamental parameters of imaging statistics -- the probability density function, noise power spectrum, and autocorrelation function -- are analyzed for systems containing correlated noise sources. A calculation of the power spectrum for coherent events is rigorously derived and used to study the dependence of imaging statistics on correlation mechanisms, size of physical basis states, and characteristics of measuring devices. Examples of simple idealized systems illustrate fundamental phenomena and behaviors. Models of screen-film and storage phosphor systems are utilized to interpret reported experimental data.
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Bruce R. Whiting, "Fundamental statistics of the imaging process", Proc. SPIE 2432, Medical Imaging 1995: Physics of Medical Imaging, (8 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208373; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.208373
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Image processing

Imaging systems

Statistical analysis

Point spread functions

Sensors

Signal processing

Fourier transforms

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