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Full-leg/full-spine image stitching: a new and accurate CR-based imaging technique
Author(s): Piet Dewaele; Pieter Vuylsteke; S. Van de Velde; Emile P. Schoeters
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Paper Abstract

This paper introduces a new imaging modality based on existing computed radiography technology to form a total body part image from a series of overlapping subimages. The subimages are exposed simultaneously but digitized individually as normal single-exposure examinations. During exposure, a rectangular grid of attenuating lines is present in the X-ray path to aid in the reconstruction process. A digital image-processing algorithm has been developed to assemble a composite image from the subimages, showing perfect geometric continuity of body parts, a technique termed image `stitching'.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3661, Medical Imaging 1999: Image Processing, (21 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348529
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Piet Dewaele, Agfa-Gevaert N.V. (Belgium)
Pieter Vuylsteke, Agfa-Gevaert N.V. (Belgium)
S. Van de Velde, Agfa-Gevaert N.V. (Belgium)
Emile P. Schoeters, Agfa-Gevaert N.V. (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3661:
Medical Imaging 1999: Image Processing
Kenneth M. Hanson, Editor(s)

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