Noise properties of in-line X-ray imaging and tomography

Cheng Ying Chou, Mark A. Anastasio

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Quantitative in-line phase-contrast imaging methods seek to reconstruct separate images that depict an object's absorption and real-valued refractive index distributions. An understanding of the statistical properties of images in planar and tomographic implementations of X-ray phase-contrast imaging is required for optimizing system and algorithm designs using task-based measures of image quality. In this work, the statistical properties of phase-contrast imaging are investigated by use of analytical and computer-simulation methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDevelopments in X-Ray Tomography VI
StatePublished - Nov 21 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventDevelopments in X-Ray Tomography VI - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 12 2008Aug 14 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceDevelopments in X-Ray Tomography VI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Image quality
  • Noise texture
  • X-ray phase-contrast imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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