Abbreviated Journal Title
IMAGES; MAMMOGRAMS; RISK; Optics
Mathematical phantoms developed to synthesize realistic complex backgrounds such as those obtained when imaging biological tissue, play a key role in the quantitative assessment of image quality for medical and biomedical imaging. We present a modeling framework for the synthesis of realistic tissue samples. The technique is demonstrated using radiological breast tissue. The model employs a two-component image decomposition consisting of a slowly, spatially varying mean-background and a residual texture image. Each component is synthesized independently. The approach and results presented here constitute an important step towards developing methods for the quantitative assessment of image quality in medical and biomedical imaging, and more generally image science. (C) 1997 Optical Society of America
Rolland, Jannick P. and Strickland, Robin N., "An approach to the synthesis of biological tissue" (1997). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2080.