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Physics And Statistics Of Medical Imaging
Author(s): David G. Brown; Robert F. Wagner
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Paper Abstract

Extraordinary progress has been made over the last two decades in the development and dissemination of new medical imaging technologies. The development of computed tomography, positron emission tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, as well as major innovations to the conventional imaging modalities, have revolutionized medical diagnostic imaging. Despite their many differences, all of these modalities can be viewed from a common perspective: being described in terms of the underlying physical properties imaged, the type of radiation/detection system used to produce the images, and the imaging performance the modality achieves--both in absolute terms and relative to that of a conceptual ideal observer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1989
PDF: 23 pages
Proc. SPIE 1082, Applications of Electronic Imaging, (13 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952852
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David G. Brown, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA (United States)
Robert F. Wagner, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1082:
Applications of Electronic Imaging
John C. Urbach, Editor(s)

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