Standardization of NPS measurement: Interim report of AAPM TG16


Journal Article

This article reviews the state of the Noise Power Standard being drafted by Task Group No. 16 for the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. The Standard is intended to represent a consensus on acceptable practices in the measurement and reporting of noise power spectra for digital radiographic imaging devices based on single projections and to contain informative sections which will be of use to those not completely familiar with the measurement and interpretation of noise power spectra. Several of the issues considered by the committee are reviewed, including issues of conditioning and windowing data, issues specific to several modalities, and various methods of data presentation. A note on the historical background of noise power measurements and a brief discussion of possible avenues for future research is included.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Maidment, ADA; Albert, M; Bunch, PC; Cunningham, IA; Dobbins, JT; Gagne, R; Nishikawa, RM; Metter, RV; Wagner, RF

Published Date

  • January 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5030 I /

Start / End Page

  • 523 - 532

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.480451

Citation Source

  • Scopus