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On The Multiplex Advantage Of Coded Source/Aperture Photon Imaging
Author(s): Robert F. Wagner; David G. Brown; Charles E. Metz
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Paper Abstract

The vague concept of "resolution" of a detector aperture (or of the source distribution in transmission imaging) is quantified in terms of an elementary signal discrimination task. The signal-to-noise ratio that characterizes performance of the discrimination task is obtained from statistical decision theory. Defining efficiency in terms of the square of this ratio, we find the uniformly redundant array to be 15 times as efficient as a simple open aperture or source of the same area for discrimination tasks when the objects are point-like. Otherwise, it is more efficient to use the simple large open aperture or source.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1981
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0314, Digital Radiography, (4 November 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.933025
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Robert F. Wagner, Bureau of Radiological Health (United States)
David G. Brown, Bureau of Radiological Health (United States)
Charles E. Metz, University of Chicago (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0314:
Digital Radiography
William R. Brody M.D., Editor(s)

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