Contrast-to-noise ratios in maximum intensity projection images

D. G. Brown, Stephen J Riederer

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-137
Number of pages8
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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