How to see in the dark: Photon noise in vision and nuclear medicine

C. S. Peskin, D. Tranchina, D. M. Hull

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with the construction of optimal filters for smoothing the photon noise that arises under low-light conditions in vision and under low-dose or short-exposure conditions in nuclear medicine. In the case of vision, the paper explores the hypothesis that the retina functions as an optimal filter. The consequences of this hypothesis for light adaptation are studied. In the case of nuclear medicine, a method for constructing optimal filters is introduced, and the method is tested by computer simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-72
Number of pages25
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
VolumeVOL. 435
StatePublished - 1984

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Nuclear medicine
Nuclear Medicine
Photons
Noise
Ocular Adaptation
Low Vision
Computer Simulation
Dosimetry
Retina
Light
Computer simulation
Medicine
Filter

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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How to see in the dark : Photon noise in vision and nuclear medicine. / Peskin, C. S.; Tranchina, D.; Hull, D. M.

In: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. VOL. 435, 1984, p. 48-72.

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