Parameter estimation from magnitude MR images

  title={Parameter estimation from magnitude MR images},
  author={Jan Sijbers and Arnold Jan den Dekker and Erik Raman and Dirk Van Dyck},
  journal={Int. J. Imaging Systems and Technology},
This article deals with the estimation of model-based parameters, such as the noise variance and signal components, from magnitude magnetic resonance (MR) images. Special attention has been paid to the estimation of T1and T2-relaxation parameters. It is shown that most of the conventional estimation methods, when applied to magnitude MR images, yield biased results. Also, it is shown how the knowledge of the proper probability density function of magnitude MR data (i.e., the Rice distribution… CONTINUE READING

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