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Objective and repeatable image quality assessment with Gaussian mixture models

Objective and repeatable image quality assessment with Gaussian mixture models
Objective and repeatable image quality assessment with Gaussian mixture models
Quantifying image quality enables objective optimisation of imaging protocols. Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) measure visibility of features in relation to the image noise. Conventional SNR and CNR measurement is performed by user selection of regions in the image representing each material, which is not repeatable and impractical for large numbers of 3D datasets. Here, a semi-automated, objective and repeatable method of calculating SNR and CNR is presented which does not require user definition of regions-of-interest. This method utilises Gaussian mixture models to separate materials in the specimen based on the grey value distribution of the image. This tool is available as a graphical user interface for Fiji/ImageJ users, and as importable libraries for Python users under the GNU General Public License v3.0.
image quality, SNR, CNR, gaussian mixture model
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Ho, Elaine Ming Li
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Rossides, Charalambos
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Katsamenis, Orestis L.
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Lackie, Peter M.
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Schneider, Philipp
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Ho, Elaine Ming Li
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Rossides, Charalambos
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Katsamenis, Orestis L.
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Lackie, Peter M.
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Schneider, Philipp
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(2020) Objective and repeatable image quality assessment with Gaussian mixture models. Zenodo doi:10.5281/zenodo.3688733 [Software]

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Abstract

Quantifying image quality enables objective optimisation of imaging protocols. Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) measure visibility of features in relation to the image noise. Conventional SNR and CNR measurement is performed by user selection of regions in the image representing each material, which is not repeatable and impractical for large numbers of 3D datasets. Here, a semi-automated, objective and repeatable method of calculating SNR and CNR is presented which does not require user definition of regions-of-interest. This method utilises Gaussian mixture models to separate materials in the specimen based on the grey value distribution of the image. This tool is available as a graphical user interface for Fiji/ImageJ users, and as importable libraries for Python users under the GNU General Public License v3.0.

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Published date: 26 February 2020
Keywords: image quality, SNR, CNR, gaussian mixture model

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Local EPrints ID: 448086
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/448086
PURE UUID: 5d66248d-db56-4ebd-b882-065d8a0e1770
ORCID for Charalambos Rossides: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7547-0256
ORCID for Orestis L. Katsamenis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4367-4147
ORCID for Peter M. Lackie: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7138-3764
ORCID for Philipp Schneider: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7499-3576

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Date deposited: 01 Apr 2021 15:42
Last modified: 13 Apr 2021 01:55

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