We present a statistical analysis of the maximum intensity projection (MIP) algorithm, which is commonly used for MR angiography (MRA). The analysis explains why MIP projection images display as much as a twofold increase in signal- and contrast-to-noise ratios over those of the source image set. This behavior is demonstrated with simulations and in phantom and MRA image sets.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Magnetic Resonance in Medicine|
|State||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology