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An Interactive Digital Image Processing System
Author(s): William D. McFarland; S. J. Dwyer III
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Paper Abstract

A mini-computer system has been implemented to perform interactive image processing. The computer system presents an in-tegrated modular approach to hardware development as well as software development. Digitally controlled scanners are interfaced with the system and are treated as extensions of core memory. This technique alleviates a mmajor constraint on the total amount of core memory that may be required for image processing. Scanning and processing may be accomplished simultaneously on a line-by-line basis. An image dissector scanner is the primary digitizer at this time. Several displays are interfaced to the mini-computer for on-line image output. Program, or algorithm, analysis is provided by image displays at various stages of the processing. A high contrast interactive Digital Disc Display serves as the primary image out-put at this time. Applications of the system include on-line analysis of chest radiographs for the detection of heart disease, feasible detection of increased or decreased vascularity in the lung fields, and automatic area measurements on cells from pathological slides.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1974
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0043, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine II, (1 May 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953888
Show Author Affiliations
William D. McFarland, University of Missouri-Columbia (United States)
S. J. Dwyer III, University of Missouri-Columbia (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0043:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine II
William R. Hendee; William C. Zarnstorff, Editor(s)

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