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Comput Med Imaging Graph. 1992 Jul-Aug;16(4):253-8.

Correction of aberration in image-intensifier systems.

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  • 1Radiological Sciences, Medical Imaging Division, University of California, Los Angeles 90024-1721.


A mathematical model describing spatial distortions caused by an image intensifier has been developed. These distortions originate from projecting a flat plane onto a curved input phosphor surface. Considering the source of these distortions and their magnification along the radial distance, it is possible to describe them in terms of the geometrical relations between a point on a physical object and its projection onto an input phosphor screen's spherical surface. On the basis of these relations, the correction of pixel coordinates and pixel values has been performed. Parameters included in the derived formula consider the radius of curvature of the input screen, the view angle, the distance from the focal spot to the object, and the distance from the focal spot to the input phosphor screen. These parameters make the correction formula system independent and permit its application to any image projected under different view angle and/or acquired with different image-intensifier system. The correction leads to a nearly distortion-free image.

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