1 May 1974 Use Of An Array Of Three Off-Axis Zone Plates For Large Field Of View Gamma Ray Imaging
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Proceedings Volume 0043, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine II; (1974) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953883
Event: Application of optical Instrumentation in Medicine II, 1973, Chicago, United States
Abstract
A coded aperture consisting of a planar array of three off-axis zone plates oriented at 120° with respect to each other has been used to image gamma-ray sources up to ten inches in diameter. The zone plates do not have a common axis, and the high frequency zones of each zone plate are located in the central region. The maximum radius and fringe spacing are chosen so that the spatial frequency bandpasses for the individual zone plates do not overlap, and a hexagonal array of holes is used as a sampling screen (half-tone) to shift the object spectrum into the bandpass of the three zone plates. The aperture configuration permits more uniform sampling of a large object as compared with a system consisting of a single large off-axis zone plate. Design parameters are discussed, particularly those related to the imaging of bar phantoms and the generation of coherent artifacts. Reconstructed images of gamma-ray sources using the three zone plate system are presented.
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R. J. Jaszczak, F. E. Moore, F. R. Whitehead, "Use Of An Array Of Three Off-Axis Zone Plates For Large Field Of View Gamma Ray Imaging", Proc. SPIE 0043, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine II, (1 May 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953883; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953883
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