High resolution digital radiography utilizing CCD planar array

Gary S. Shaber, Charles Lockard, John M. Boone

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

13 Scopus citations

Abstract

Two different prototype high resolution digital x-ray radiographic imaging systems employing planar array charge-coupled device detectors have been constructed. Both prototype imaging units have an ultimate resolution capability of at least 10 line pairs/mm. Each system employs a standard 20 × 30 cm x-ray intensifying phosphor screen as the input receptor. One unit operates as a scanning system utilizing a specially manufactured planar array (244 × 380 elements) operating in a time delay and integration mode (TDI). The other system employs a static array (640 × 1024 15 micron square pixels) operating in "snapshot" read out mode. Our studies utilizing these devices with standard clinical radiation exposures have shown a significant improvement in the visualization of low contrast objects in radiographic phantoms and both units have an ultimate resolution capability of at least 10 line pairs/mm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-269
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume914
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 27 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging II 1988 - Newport Beach, United States
Duration: Jan 31 1988Feb 5 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'High resolution digital radiography utilizing CCD planar array'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this