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Three-dimensional x-ray display techniques
Author(s): J. Paul Owain Evans; Simon X. Godber; Max Robinson
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes on-going research into 3-D x-ray imaging techniques conducted by the 3- D Imaging Group at The Nottingham Trent University. This work was initiated to enhance the visual interpretation of complex x-ray images, specifically in response to problems encountered in the routine screening of freight and hand luggage at airports. The interpretation of standard 2-D x-ray images by humans is difficult due to the lack of visual cues to depth in an image produced by transmitted radiation. The solution proposed is to introduce binocular parallax, a powerful physiological depth cue, into the resultant shadowgraph x-ray images. This is accomplished by implementing a stereoscopic imaging technique specifically developed by the Nottingham group for use with linear x-ray detector arrays and has culminated in the development of two experimental machines. Current research involves the investigation of techniques that allow the extraction of the 3-D data contained in the stereoscopic images such that `slice' images can be obtained. This data set may then be used with existing reconstruction software utilized by CAT scanning techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2177, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems, (15 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.173873
Show Author Affiliations
J. Paul Owain Evans, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)
Simon X. Godber, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)
Max Robinson, Nottingham Trent Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2177:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems
Scott S. Fisher; John O. Merritt; Mark T. Bolas, Editor(s)

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