Non-Gaussian statistical properties of breast images.

  title={Non-Gaussian statistical properties of breast images.},
  author={Craig K. Abbey and Anita Nosrateih and Jascha Sohl-Dickstein and Kai Yang and John M. Boone},
  journal={Medical physics},
  volume={39 11},
PURPOSE Several studies have shown that the power spectrum of x-ray breast images is well described by a power-law at lower frequencies where anatomical variability dominates. However, an image generated from a Gaussian process with this spectrum is easily distinguished from an image of actual breast tissue by eye. This demonstrates that higher order non-Gaussian statistical properties of mammograms are readily accessible to the visual system. The authors' purpose is to quantify and… CONTINUE READING


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