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Fast and Low Cost X-Ray Stereoradiography Displayed on a 3D Monitor

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Conventional x-ray stereoradiography based on film radiography is not practical due to its inconvenient and time-consuming procedures. In this research, an image viewing system consisted of a 30 cm × 30 cm gadolinium oxy-sulfide (GOS) fluorescent screen and a Cannon 500D digital camera were designed and constructed for real-time and near real-time x-ray imaging. The camera was connected to a laptop computer via USB port to allow remote camera setting and control as well as view image on the computer. The system was tested with x-rays generated from a Rigaku x-ray tube for its response at various camera settings and exposure times. The image brightness increased with increasing of the camera ISO setting and with the exposure time as expected. To test the system performance, two test specimens were radiographed including a video camera and a floppy disk drive as well as two simulated specimens. Each of the test specimens was also radiographed at two positions by moving the specimens approximately 6 cm from the first position. The two radiographs of each specimen were then combined to make an anaglyph image that could be viewed in 3D on a normal LCD or LED monitor by using appropriate color glasses. When the two radiographs were combined to make MPO (multiple object) file format, it could be viewed in 3D on a 3D monitor with or without 3D glasses depending on type of the monitor. The developed system could be conveniently employed for routine inspection of a specimen both in 2D and 3D within a minute.

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A. Akaranate, N. Chankow and A. Pattarasumunt, "Fast and Low Cost X-Ray Stereoradiography Displayed on a 3D Monitor," Open Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 308-311. doi: 10.4236/ojapps.2013.34039.

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