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Information Capacity Considerations In Medical Imaging
Author(s): David G. Brown; Mary Pastel Anderson; Robert F . Wagner
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Paper Abstract

The detection stage of any medical imaging system can be quantified rigorously using information theory concepts developed by Shannon. The motivation for this approach is outlined and an example of an application to computed tomography systems is given. Relationships to traditional noise/modulation transfer function analyses and to noise equivalent quanta (NEW and detective quantum efficiency (DQE) concepts are explored.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 December 1979
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0206, Recent and Future Developments in Medical Imaging II, (26 December 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.958195
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David G. Brown, FDA (United States)
Mary Pastel Anderson, FDA (United States)
Robert F . Wagner, FDA (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0206:
Recent and Future Developments in Medical Imaging II
David G. Brown; Stephen W. Smith, Editor(s)

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