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Modulation Transfer Function Degradation And False Resolution In Radiographic Imaging Systems
Author(s): Joel E. Gray; M.Paul Capp; Robert R. Shannon; Frank R. Whitehead
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Paper Abstract

Radiographic imaging systems appear, at the outset, to be a relatively simple class of image forming devices. The radiologist relies on the equipment to provide him with images upon which he must base, in some cases, life and death decisions. One would then assume that the quality of the images, or radiographs, which the radiologist utilizes should provide him with the highest quality diagnos tic information that our technology can produce. The cost of most radiological equipment would imply that he is surely utilizing the best equipment available from the industry today. However, much of the effort in design and technology of radiological equipment disregards one of the simplest yet most important limiting factors in the radiographic imaging system, the x-ray focal spot.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1972
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0035, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine I, (1 June 1972); doi: 10.1117/12.953666
Show Author Affiliations
Joel E. Gray, The University of Arizona (United States)
M.Paul Capp, The University of Arizona (United States)
Robert R. Shannon, The University of Arizona, (United States)
Frank R. Whitehead, The University of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0035:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine I
Paul L. Carson; William R. Hendee; William C. Zarnstorff, Editor(s)

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