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A High Resolution X-Ray Imaging Devicm
Author(s): H Roehrig; W J Dallas; T W Ovitt; R D Lamoreaux; R Vercillo; K M McNeill
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a high resolution x-ray imaging device, which is under development at the University of Arizona. It is sponsored by NIH for application in coronary angiography, but has also application in other x-ray imaging fields requi ing high spatial resolution, such as mammography and nondestructive tasting. It consists of a 6" diameter external modular sensor, coupled fiber optically to the input of a 6" proximity focussed image intensifier. The intensifier's output is coupled via 6 fiber optic tapers to 6 CCD's for readout. The tapers are joined at the large end to form a 6" by 6" coplanar fiber optic taper assembly. The electronics is designed to form a composite image out of the 6 individual images provided by the 6 CCD's and display the image in full resolution (1152 x 1152) on a high resolution physicians review console. The paper discusses the design considerations, the features, the major problems and some preliminary results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 1989
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1072, Image Intensification, (14 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952543
Show Author Affiliations
H Roehrig, The University of Arizona (United States)
W J Dallas, The University of Arizona (United States)
T W Ovitt, The University of Arizona (United States)
R D Lamoreaux, The University of Arizona (United States)
R Vercillo, The University of Arizona (United States)
K M McNeill, The University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1072:
Image Intensification
Illes P. Csorba, Editor(s)

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