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Image science and image-quality research in the Optical Sciences Center
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews the history of research into imaging and image quality at the Optical Sciences Center (OSC), with emphasis on the period 1970-1990. The work of various students in the areas of psychophysical studies of human observers of images; mathematical model observers; image simulation and analysis, and the application of these methods to radiology and nuclear medicine is summarized. The rapid progress in computational power, at OSC and elsewhere, which enabled the steady advances in imaging and the emergence of a science of imaging, is also traced. The implications of these advances to ongoing research and the current Image Science curriculum at the College of Optical Sciences are discussed.

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Date Published: 5 September 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9186, Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona, 91860H (5 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064701
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Harrison H. Barrett, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Kyle J. Myers, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9186:
Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona
Harrison H. Barrett; John E. Greivenkamp; Eustace L. Dereniak, Editor(s)

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