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5 June 2003 Standardization of NPS measurement: interim report of AAPM TG16
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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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Andrew D. A. Maidment, Michael Albert, Phillip C. Bunch, Ian A. Cunningham, James T. Dobbins III, Robert M. Gagne, Robert M. Nishikawa, Richard L. Van Metter, and Robert F. Wagner "Standardization of NPS measurement: interim report of AAPM TG16", Proc. SPIE 5030, Medical Imaging 2003: Physics of Medical Imaging, (5 June 2003);

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