Measuring signal-to-noise ratios in MR imaging

Radiology. 1989 Oct;173(1):265-7. doi: 10.1148/radiology.173.1.2781018.


The signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) in magnetic resonance imagining is one of the variables that must be measured when comparing the relative performance of different techniques. Although various investigators and official groups have proposed different methods for measuring S/N, these are generally not practical for use by a physician working in a clinical situation. The authors present a simple method that should serve for estimating S/N in most cases.

MeSH terms

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*