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1 May 1989 Development Of A Flash X-Ray Scanner For Stereoradiography And CT
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We are developing a flash x-ray scanner for stereoradiography and CT which will be able to produce a stereoradiograph in 30 to 70 ns and a complete CT scan in one microsecond. This type of imaging device will be valuable in studying high speed processes, high acceleration, and traumatic events. We have built a two channel flash x-ray system capable of producing stereo radiographs with stereo angles of from 15 to 165 degrees. The dynamic and static Miff 's for the flash x-ray system were measured and compared with similar MIT's measured for a conventional medical x-ray system. We have written and tested a stereo reconstruction algorithm to determine three dimensional space points from corresponding points in the two stereo images. To demonstrate the ability of the system to image traumatic events, a radiograph was obtained of a bone undergoing a fracture. The effects of accelerations of up to 600 g were examined on radiographs taken of human kidney tissue samples in a rapidly rotating centrifuge. Feasibility studies of CT reconstruction have been performed by making simulated Cr images of various phantoms for larger flash x-ray systems of from 8 to 29 flash x-ray tubes.
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Robert J. Endorf, Frank A. DiBianca, Daniel S. Fritsch, Wen-Ching Liu, and Charles B. Burns "Development Of A Flash X-Ray Scanner For Stereoradiography And CT", Proc. SPIE 1090, Medical Imaging III: Image Formation, (1 May 1989);

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