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Phantoms For Testing X-Ray Imaging Performance
Author(s): Terence J. Hughes; Klaus R. Schulenburg; N Ramanathan
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Paper Abstract

The ultimate test of an X-ray imaging system is to establish whether radiographs contain all the image structure necessary for an accurate interpretation of the image for the particular anatomical region in the radiograph. There is therefore a need to define, as closely as possible, standards for the image quality required in each radiographic view and a need to provide radiographic phantoms which will test the X-ray imaging system for its ability to meet these standards. From the practical point of view, simple, inexpensive phantoms are required which may be used daily to check overall imaging performance. Simple phantoms for testing the performance of X-ray systems and specifically for angiography have been developed. These test system performance, and in particular response of phototiming devices and visibility of contrast material. Priorities in establishing standards are suggested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1979
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0173, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VII, (6 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957159
Show Author Affiliations
Terence J. Hughes, University of Toronto (Canada)
Klaus R. Schulenburg, University of Toronto (Canada)
N Ramanathan, Picker X-Ray Mfg. Ltd. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0173:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VII
Joel E. Gray, Editor(s)

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