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Development Of A Flash X-Ray Scanner For Stereoradiography And CT
Author(s): Robert J. Endorf; Frank A. DiBianca; Daniel S. Fritsch; Wen-Ching Liu; Charles B. Burns
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Paper Abstract

We are developing a flash x-ray scanner for stereoradiography and CT which will be able to produce a stereoradiograph in 30 to 70 ns and a complete CT scan in one microsecond. This type of imaging device will be valuable in studying high speed processes, high acceleration, and traumatic events. We have built a two channel flash x-ray system capable of producing stereo radiographs with stereo angles of from 15 to 165 degrees. The dynamic and static Miff 's for the flash x-ray system were measured and compared with similar MIT's measured for a conventional medical x-ray system. We have written and tested a stereo reconstruction algorithm to determine three dimensional space points from corresponding points in the two stereo images. To demonstrate the ability of the system to image traumatic events, a radiograph was obtained of a bone undergoing a fracture. The effects of accelerations of up to 600 g were examined on radiographs taken of human kidney tissue samples in a rapidly rotating centrifuge. Feasibility studies of CT reconstruction have been performed by making simulated Cr images of various phantoms for larger flash x-ray systems of from 8 to 29 flash x-ray tubes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1090, Medical Imaging III: Image Formation, (1 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.953208
Show Author Affiliations
Robert J. Endorf, University of Cincinnati (United States)
Frank A. DiBianca, University of North Carolina (United States)
Daniel S. Fritsch, University of North Carolina (United States)
Wen-Ching Liu, University of Cincinnati (United States)
Charles B. Burns, University of North Carolina (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1090:
Medical Imaging III: Image Formation
Samuel J. Dwyer; R. Gilbert Jost; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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