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Fundamental statistics of the imaging process
Author(s): Bruce R. Whiting
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2432, Medical Imaging 1995: Physics of Medical Imaging, (8 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208373
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Bruce R. Whiting, Kodak Health Imaging Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2432:
Medical Imaging 1995: Physics of Medical Imaging
Richard L. Van Metter; Jacob Beutel, Editor(s)

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