An information-theoretic quality assessment approach for X-ray images

C. Papalazarou, F.M.J. Willems, R.M. Snoeren, P.M.J. Rongen, P.H.N. With, de, J.N. Kroon

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux : Leuven, Belgium, May 29 - 30, 2008
EditorsL. Van der Perre, A Dejonghe, V. Ramon
Place of PublicationLeuven
PublisherIMEC
Pages137-144
ISBN (Print)978-90-9023135-8
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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