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Abstract #4659

A Unified Framework for SNR Comparisons of Four Array Image Combination Methods

Nicola De Zanche1,2, Adam Maunder1, Tyler Charlton1, Keith Wachowicz1,2, B. Gino Fallone1,2

1Dept. of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; 2Dept. of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Expressions are derived for the SNR resulting from four common methods of image combination from array data. Comparisons highlight fundamental differences and the roles of sensitivities and noise covariance.