Med Image Anal 2021 Jul 20;73:102186. Epub 2021 Jul 20.
Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 201 E 24th St, Austin, TX 78712, United States; Livestrong Cancer Institutes, United States; Departments of Biomedical Engineering, United States; Departments of Diagnostic Medicine, United States; Departments of Oncology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, United States; Department of Imaging Physics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, United States.
Quantitative evaluation of an image processing method to perform as designed is central to both its utility and its ability to guide the data acquisition process. Unfortunately, these tasks can be quite challenging due to the difficulty of experimentally obtaining the "ground truth" data to which the output of a given processing method must be compared. One way to address this issue is via "digital phantoms", which are numerical models that provide known biophysical properties of a particular object of interest. Read More