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Three-dimensional x-ray image manipulation
Author(s): Max Robinson; Simon X. Godber; J. Paul Owain Evans; Richard John Lacey; N. C. Murray; P. Mason
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Paper Abstract

A program of work has been carried out over a number of years to develop X-ray equipment having a full three-dimensional (i.e., binocular stereoscopic) capability. Early equipment produced for H.M. Customs and Excise was based on basic line-scan technology. More recently a system has been developed in collaboration with the PSDB, Home Office, which uses folded array line-scan sensors and has a materials identification capability. Since the information contained in these images can be assumed to exist on a number of identifiable depth planes it can be manipulated in the same way as the slice data available from computed tomography (CT) type equipment. A considerable amount of software is available for use with such CT data which enables image models to be built. The current program of work involves interfacing the new 3-D X-ray technology to the existing software routines in an attempt to automatically produce 2 1/2-D image models from the full stereoscopic (3-D) information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2093, Substance Identification Analytics, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172527
Show Author Affiliations
Max Robinson, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)
Simon X. Godber, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. Paul Owain Evans, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)
Richard John Lacey, Home Office Police Scientific Development Branch (United Kingdom)
N. C. Murray, Home Office Police Scientific Development Branch (United Kingdom)
P. Mason, Home Office Police Scientific Development Branch (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2093:
Substance Identification Analytics
James L. Flanagan; Richard J. Mammone; Albert E. Brandenstein; Edward Roy Pike M.D.; Stelios C. A. Thomopoulos; Marie-Paule Boyer; H. K. Huang; Osman M. Ratib, Editor(s)

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