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Abstract #4688

Design of an MR Phantom for Comparison of Frequency Based Texture Analysis Techniques

Robert Allan Brown1,2, Richard Frayne2,3

1Biomedical Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada; 2Seaman Family MR Research Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada; 3Radiology and Clinical Neurociences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

Texture analysis is an image analysis technique that complements standard pixel intensity methods. Textural features of MR images are associated with clinically important genetic differences in some brain tumors as well as being of interest in detection of other diseases. This abstract reports the design of an MR phantom to investigate and compare texture analysis techniques. Two techniques are compared and their repeatability measured using this phantom and imaging from a volunteer.