Evaluation of Statistical Methods of Image Reconstruction through ROC Analysis

T. A. Gooley, H. H. Barrett

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Several statistical methods of image reconstruction are described and objectively compared through the use of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis based on a specified detection task performed by a human observer. The simulated imaging system is a multiple-pinhole coded-aperture system for dynamic cardiac imaging, and the objects represent cross sections of the left ventricle at end systole. The task is detection of a protrusion representing an akinetic wall segment. Thirteen different reconstruction algorithms are considered. Human observers perform the specified task on this set of reconstructions, and the resultsare analyzed through the use of ROC analysis. The results show that the methods that utilize the largest amount of (accurate) prior information tend to perform the best.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-283
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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