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Human Signal Detection Performance For Noisy Medical Images
Author(s): A. E. Burgess; R. F. Wagner; R. J. Jennings
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Paper Abstract

The final step of the medical imaging process is image display to a human for interpretation. In many cases the detectability of the visual signals is limited by statistical fluctuations. Under these circumstances it is possible, in principle, to calculate the best possible signal detection performance. We find that under some conditions humans can closely approach this limiting performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1982
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0372, Physics and Engineering in Medical Imaging, (1 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.934501
Show Author Affiliations
A. E. Burgess, UBC (Canada)
R. F. Wagner, B.R.H. (United States)
R. J. Jennings, B.R.H. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0372:
Physics and Engineering in Medical Imaging
Orhan Nalcioglu, Editor(s)

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