S. Aja-fernandez, C. Alberola-lopez, and C. F. Westin, Noise and Signal Estimation in Magnitude MRI and Rician Distributed Images: A LMMSE Approach, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol.17, issue.8, pp.1383-1398, 2008.
DOI : 10.1109/TIP.2008.925382

D. L. Collins, A. P. Zijdenbos, V. Kollokian, J. G. Sled, N. J. Kabani et al., Design and construction of a realistic digital brain phantom, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.17, issue.3, pp.463-468, 1998.
DOI : 10.1109/42.712135

P. Coupé, P. Yger, S. Prima, P. Hellier, C. Kervrann et al., An Optimized Blockwise Nonlocal Means Denoising Filter for 3-D Magnetic Resonance Images, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.27, issue.4, pp.425-441, 2008.
DOI : 10.1109/TMI.2007.906087

O. Dietrich, J. G. Raya, S. B. Reeder, M. Ingrisch, M. F. Reiser et al., Influence of multichannel combination, parallel imaging and other reconstruction techniques on MRI noise characteristics, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol.26, issue.6, pp.754-762, 2008.
DOI : 10.1016/j.mri.2008.02.001

D. L. Donoho, De-noising by soft-thresholding, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol.41, issue.3, pp.613-627, 1995.
DOI : 10.1109/18.382009

E. L. Gedamu, D. L. Collins, and D. L. Arnold, Automated quality control of brain MR images, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol.2, issue.Pt 1, pp.308-319, 2008.
DOI : 10.1002/jmri.21434

H. Gudbjartsson and S. Patz, The rician distribution of noisy mri data, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol.3, issue.6, pp.910-914, 1995.
DOI : 10.1002/mrm.1910340618

R. M. Henkelman, Measurement of signal intensities in the presence of noise in MR images, Medical Physics, vol.12, issue.2, pp.232-233, 1985.
DOI : 10.1118/1.595711

C. G. Koay and P. J. Basser, Analytically exact correction scheme for signal extraction from noisy magnitude MR signals, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, vol.179, issue.2, pp.317-322, 2006.
DOI : 10.1016/j.jmr.2006.01.016

B. Landman, P. Bazin, and J. Prince, Diffusion Tensor Estimation by Maximizing Rician Likelihood, 2007 IEEE 11th International Conference on Computer Vision, pp.1-8, 2007.
DOI : 10.1109/ICCV.2007.4409140

R. Nowak, Wavelet-based Rician noise removal for magnetic resonance imaging, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol.8, issue.10, pp.1408-1419, 1999.
DOI : 10.1109/83.791966

J. Sijbers, A. J. Den-dekker, J. Van-audekerke, M. Verhoye, and D. Van-dyck, Estimation of the Noise in Magnitude MR Images, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol.16, issue.1, pp.87-90, 1998.
DOI : 10.1016/S0730-725X(97)00199-9

J. Sijbers, D. Poot, A. J. Dekker, and W. Pintjens, Automatic estimation of the noise variance from the histogram of a magnetic resonance image, Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol.52, issue.5, pp.1335-1348, 2007.
DOI : 10.1088/0031-9155/52/5/009