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Phase-based image quality assessment
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Paper Abstract

Image quality assessment plays a crucial role in many applications. Since the ultimate receiver in most of the image processing environments are humans, objective measures of quality that correlate with subjective perception are actively sought. Limited success has been achieved in deriving robust quantitative measures that can automatically and efficiently predict perceived image quality. The majority of structural similarity techniques are based on aggregation of local statistics within a local window. The choice of right window sizes to produce results compatible with visual perception is a challenging task with these methods. This paper introduces an intuitive metric that exploits the dominance of Fourier phase over magnitude in images. The metric is based on cross correlation of phase images to assess the image quality. Since the phase captures structural information, a phase-based similarity metric would best mimic the visual perception. With the availability of multi-dimensional Fourier and wavelet transforms, this metric can be directly used to assess quality of multi-dimensional images

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5749, Medical Imaging 2005: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, (6 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.594655
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Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (United States)
Richard Robb, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5749:
Medical Imaging 2005: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
Miguel P. Eckstein; Yulei Jiang, Editor(s)

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