On the relationship of image intensifier contrast ratios measured by two techniques

O. Nalcioglu, W. W. Roeck, A. V. Lando, J Anthony Seibert

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Abstract

In recent years the contrast ratio (CR) has played an important role in the quantitation of imaging performance of X-ray image intensifiers. In practice, one uses either a lead disc or strip for measurement of contrast ratios. A theoretical relationship relating contrast ratios measured by both disc and strip techniques is discussed and experimental results are presented. The theoretical analysis uses the point spread function model to describe veiling glare for an image intensifier. It has been shown that one can predict strip contrast ratios after a determination of the veiling glare point spread function from a measurement of disc contrast ratios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number006
Pages (from-to)1231-1236
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Volume29
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering

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