[Effects of region of interest settings in signal-to-noise ratio measurement of clinical images using arrays of multiple receiver coils].

Yoshihiro Kitoh, Hiroshi Imai, Toshiaki Miyati, Akio Ogura, Yoshio Machida, Tsukasa Doi, Toshio Tuchihashi, Masato Kobayashi, Kouzou Shimizu

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Abstract

In many clinical imaging procedures using arrays of multiple receiver coils, a uniform sensitivity process is performed using the sensitivity distribution from the body coil. This causes the noise to be uneven, and background noise cannot be used when measuring the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). The SNR of clinical images with sensitivity correction using arrays of multiple receiver coils sets the region of interest (ROI) in the region where the signal is uniform, and is limited to the identical ROI method where measurements are taken with noise from the identical region. When SNR is measured with the identical ROI method, uneven noise caused by sensitivity correction as well as the signal strength distribution within the ROI of the object is reflected in the noise. Therefore, evaluation must be performed in as localized a position as possible. Measurement error becomes small on images with higher resolution, and if ROI larger than 10×10 pixels can be set in a region of even signal, SNR measurement of clinical images with less underestimation may be possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1269-1278
Number of pages10
JournalNihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai zasshi
Volume68
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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