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Prototype Performance Of A High Resolution X-Ray Imaging System For Use In Coronary Angiography
Author(s): H. Roehrig; T. W. Ovitt; W. J. Dallas; R. D. Lamoreaux; R. Vercillo; K. M. McNeill
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes preliminary performance data of the components of a high resolution x-ray imaging device, under development at the University of Arizona through NIH sponsorship for application in coronary angiography. The system will consist of an external modular x-ray sensor, a proximity focussed image intensifier and six CCD's coupled to the output of the image intensifier via six fiber optic tapers. The tapers are joined at the large ends to form a coplanar fiber optic taper assembly.One taper has been delivered whith distortion of less than 1.2 %.One channel of the camera and display electronics is operational. The limiting resolution of a pilotsystem, consisting of a 40 mm Gen.II image intensifier, the fiber optic taper and a CCD is 3.9 1p/mm, the Nyquist frequency of the CCD magnified by the taper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1988
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0914, Medical Imaging II, (27 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968680
Show Author Affiliations
H. Roehrig, University of Arizona (United States)
T. W. Ovitt, University of Arizona (United States)
W. J. Dallas, University of Arizona (United States)
R. D. Lamoreaux, University of Arizona (United States)
R. Vercillo, University of Arizona (United States)
K. M. McNeill, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0914:
Medical Imaging II
Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider; Roger H. Schneider; Samuel J. Dwyer; Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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