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Optimal Processing Of Computed Tomography Images
Author(s): J. P. Stonestrom; R. E. Alvarez
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Paper Abstract

The images produced by an X-ray computed tomography (CT) system are significantly different from those normally encountered in digital image processing. Among these special properties are: large dynamic range, low spatial resolution, and noise which is significantly correlated from pixel to pixel. These properties present unique problems in the display of the image. We describe some techniques used in CT displays and discuss optimum processing techniques for maximizing resolution for a given noise level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1977
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0119, Applications of Digital Image Processing, (8 December 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955726
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J. P. Stonestrom, Varian Associates, Inc. (United States)
R. E. Alvarez, Varian Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0119:
Applications of Digital Image Processing
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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