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A Time-Resolved System For Improved Sectional Radiography
Author(s): John J. Baum; James D. Collins
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Paper Abstract

The full value of tomography as a diagnostic procedure cannot be achieved with currently available techniques because they do not permit utilization of the total information obtained in a single tomographic exposure. Time-resolved acquisition and storage of this information, however, permits reconstruction of any desired layer from a single patient exposure, thereby increasing substantially the diagnostic value of tomography. Although this time-resolved system achieves sectional radiography using geometrical techniques similar to those commonly practiced in modern radiology departments, it'has two unique aspects: recognition of the fact that all of the sample, not just one layer, is projected clearly on the image sensing plane at any instant during the exposure, and development of a method for storing this information so that any desired layer may be displayed without need for further patient exposure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1972
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0035, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine I, (1 June 1972); doi: 10.1117/12.953676
Show Author Affiliations
John J. Baum, Analog Technology Corporation (United States)
James D. Collins, UCLA Radiology Department (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0035:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine I
Paul L. Carson; William R. Hendee; William C. Zarnstorff, Editor(s)

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