In this work, Shannon's formulation of the information capacity of a communication channel is considered as a framework for the quantification of image quality. We describe a method to apply Shannon's noisy channel coding theorem on radiographic images, which exhibit signal-dependent noise. Results of a number of experiments on real X-ray images are presented, showing the correlation of the proposed method with classical image quality metrics from Linear Systems Theory.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 29th Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux : Leuven, Belgium, May 29 - 30, 2008|
|Editors||L. Van der Perre, A Dejonghe, V. Ramon|
|Place of Publication||Leuven|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|