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A Large Capacity Image Acquisition, Processing And Display System For Nuclear Medicine
Author(s): Leon Kaufman; David C. Price; Robert Hattner; Garry Williams; David Fahrbach
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Paper Abstract

Scintillation camera data storage, processing and playback capabilities are becoming an important if not essential function of the modern nuclear medicine laboratory, both in routine service studies and in research. However, the high cost of current dedicated computers makes them relatively inaccessible to many laboratories. Polaroid film has long been the primary medium of image acquisition and storage, offering the advantages of an immediately available image. Mostly used with a 3-lens camera, where each tens is set on a different f-stop to compensate for the poor latitude of the film, the final copy consists of three minified images with a crude form of background subtraction at the high f-stops. The usefulness of Polaroid film used this way was greatest when spatial resolution was relatively poor, and data density was limited by the radiation dose delivered by the available radioisotopes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1974
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0043, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine II, (1 May 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953887
Show Author Affiliations
Leon Kaufman, University of California (United States)
David C. Price, University of California (United States)
Robert Hattner, University of California (United States)
Garry Williams, Tracor/Northern (United States)
David Fahrbach, Tracor/Northern (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0043:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine II
William R. Hendee; William C. Zarnstorff, Editor(s)

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