Accession Number:

ADB211293

Title:

Real-Time, Light Weight, X-Ray Imager. Phase 2.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 93-30 Sep 95,

Corporate Author:

SENSOR PLUS INC AMHERST NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

A high resolution, compact digital x-ray imaging device which replaces current film based systems has been developed. The system is intended for field hospitals where on-line verification is required during treatment. Image acquisition is performed by a 3x4 matrix of charge-coupled- device CCD imaging sensors which view the output of a standard x-ray scintillation screen via an off-the-shelf optical system. The use of multiple, moderately priced CCD units results in a high resolution system with a low cost of production relative to other digital imaging systems of comparable resolution. The fields of view of each CCD are purposefully overlapped so as to facilitate image reconstruction. The acquisition of each radiographic image formed on a scintillation screen results in the production of twelve sub-images. A software algorithm is employed to detect the regions of overlap and create a single continuous digital radiograph from the raw CCD data. Software methods are utilized to correct for barrel distortion affects that are caused by The use of low cost lens components.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE