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1000 Frame Per Second Flash X-Ray Cinematography
Author(s): Stanley A. Shatsky; Frederick P. Miller; Delbert E. Evans
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Paper Abstract

Many areas of research have a real need for motion stopping x-ray cinematography. Most have in common the problem of recording high speed transient events through opaque bodies; as: fluid flow , fragmentations , interior motion analysis, ballistic transitions, and impact trau-ma. Research into the latter area is especially important to the medical community, because impact trauma is the most common cause of death in the United States between the ages of one and thirty-five (Ref. 13) . In the impact trauma field, there presently exists little quantitative information on the precise anatomic movements occurring during injury. The chief reason for this has been the lack of suitable radiographic instrumentation with high speed stop-motion capability . However, the design of the necessary apparatus is now technically feasible, and a phototype flash x-ray cinefluorographic system capable of one thousand frames per second operation has been developed. The use of repetitive flash x-ray exposures of 30 nanoseconds per frame provides essentially absolute motion stopping effect for biomedical research. Additionally the x-ray penetration is adequate for human and primate radiography and the resolution is sufficient to visualize 250 micron contrast media filled blood vessels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0040, Quantitative Imagery in the Biomedical Sciences II, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953806
Show Author Affiliations
Stanley A. Shatsky, Armed Forces Radiology Research Institute (United States)
Frederick P. Miller, Armed Forces Radiology Research Institute (United States)
Delbert E. Evans, Armed Forces Radiology Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0040:
Quantitative Imagery in the Biomedical Sciences II
Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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