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Spatial MTF Of Image Intensifiers
Author(s): Lloyd M. Bates; Jagdish P. Bhatnagar
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Paper Abstract

The most generally used method to determine the MTF of x-ray image intensifiers is through the use of a test object which impresses on the image intensifier a square wave input signal. These devices are usually fabricated from lead sheet by cutting a series of slits of width w separated by an equal width of lead. Different spatial frequencies are obtained by making a series of objects of different slit and separation widths. The output signal resulting from these test objects is the intensifier's response to a square wave. To obtain the MTF, this response is converted mathematically to that which would have resulted from a sinusoidal input signal (1).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1974
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0043, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine II, (1 May 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953905
Show Author Affiliations
Lloyd M. Bates, The Johns Hopkins University (United States)
Jagdish P. Bhatnagar, Boston University Medical Center (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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