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Digital Video Radiography: Applications In Gastrointestinal (GI) And Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) Examinations
Author(s): Ben A. Arnold; Paul Scheibe; Harvey Eisenberg; William Barrett; Janis Pawlicki; David Borger
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Paper Abstract

Digital video radiography (non-subtraction) has been investigated as a new technique for applications in general radiography. The imaging system consists of computer and array processor for 512 x 512 x 8 bit image acquisition and processing in combination with 14" and 9" image intensifiers and high signal-to-noise ratio TV cameras. A digital filter has been developed and implemented on the array processor which provides corrections for image intensifier-TV camera structure mottle and image shading. Preliminary clinical trials have been carried out for IVP and GI examinations. The wide dynamic range and high contrast sensitivity of the digital system allows windowing to view through dense areas in GI studies as well as the ability to visualize subtle contrast in IVP and GI examinations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0347, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine X, (29 December 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933840
Show Author Affiliations
Ben A. Arnold, South Bay Hospital (United States)
Paul Scheibe, South Bay Hospital (United States)
Harvey Eisenberg, South Bay Hospital (United States)
William Barrett, South Bay Hospital (United States)
Janis Pawlicki, South Bay Hospital (United States)
David Borger, South Bay Hospital (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0347:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine X
Gary D. Fullerton; James A. Mulvaney; Arthur G. Haus; William S. Properzio, Editor(s)

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