Evaluation of Image Quality using ATS-539 Phantom and SNR in the Ultrasonographic Equipment
ATS-539 다목적 팬텀과 SNR을 이용한 초음파 영상평가

Min-Ju Kim, Jin-Soo Lee, Seong-Jin Ko, Se-Sik Kang, Jung-Hoon Kim, Dong-Hyun Kim, Changsoo Kim
2013 The Journal of the Korea Contents Association  
The importance of ultrasound examination in the field of medical imaging has been emphasized and the interest in sonographic image evaluation is growing. However image evaluations by the non-standardized criteria and methods, so establishment of legal provisions and objective evaluation criteria are needed. In this study, we used SNR to find out more quantitative way and supplement the limitations of the existing phantom image evaluation. The results of acquired 8 images using ATS-539
more » ... se phantom were compared in SNR of sensitivity and gray-scale dynamic range. In the result of the experiment, excellent equipment of existing phantom images are G1, S1 and G2 in regular sequence. In SNR of sensitivity, G1, S1 and G2 and in SNR of gray-scale dynamic range, S1 G1 and G2 in order. In the conclusion, all the experiment results did not show big difference and regular pattern neither. Therefore, the new evaluation measures should be used with the existing phantom image evaluation method for more objective and quantitative evaluation of the ultrasound imaging device. ■ keyword :|Evaluation of Image Quality|ATS-539 Multipurpose Phantom|SNR|
doi:10.5392/jkca.2013.13.08.284 fatcat:et24qyybtvdpng5p4nhshcu4za