HIGH-RESOLUTION HYBRID DIGITAL-OPTICAL PROCESSOR FOR TRANSAXIAL TOMOGRAPHY.

A. F. Gmitro, G. R. Gindi, J. E. Greivenkamp, H. H. Barrett, W. Swindell

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Abstract

A hybrid digital-optical processor for reconstructing a 2-dimensional scalar field from its 1-dimensional projections is presented. This processor represents a further development in a continuing effort to incorporate and utilize the power of optical data processing in x-ray computed tomography. The processor described operates on a data set recorded on x-ray film. The reconstruction of the field from its projection data is obtained via the filtered back-projection algorithm. Specifically, the time consuming operations of filtering and back-projection are done optically. Final addition and subtraction operations are done in digital hardware, with the final image residing in a digital memory. Sophisticated image enhancement operations are then possible with computer back-up. The interface between the optical and digital hardware is simple video.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages250-225
Number of pages26
JournalProceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Volume231
StatePublished - 1800
Externally publishedYes

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Tomography
X rays
Optical data processing
Image enhancement
Computer hardware
Interfaces (computer)
Hardware
Data storage equipment

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