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21 April 1998 Human vs model observers in anatomic backgrounds
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Model observers have been compared to human performance detecting low contrast signals in a variety of computer generated background including white noise, correlated noise, lumpy backgrounds, and two component noise. The purpose of the present paper is to extend this work by comparing a cumber of previously proposed model observers to human visual detection performance in real anatomic backgrounds. Human and model observer performance are compared as a function of increasing added white noise. Our results show that three of the four models are good predictors of human performance.
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Miguel P. Eckstein, Craig K. Abbey, and James Stuart Whiting "Human vs model observers in anatomic backgrounds", Proc. SPIE 3340, Medical Imaging 1998: Image Perception, (21 April 1998);

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