X-ray imaging for security applications

Evans, J.P.O., 2004. X-ray imaging for security applications. Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications V, San Diego, CA, USA, 6-8 August 2003, 5199, pp. 26-36. ISSN 0277-786X

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Abstract

The X-ray screening of luggage by aviation security personnel may be badly hindered by the lack of visual cues to depth in an image that has been produced by transmitted radiation. Two-dimensional 'shadowgraphs' with 'organic' and 'metallic' objects encoded using two different colors (usually orange and blue) are still in common use. In the context of luggage screening there are no reliable cues to depth present in individual shadowgraph X-ray images. Therefore, the screener is required to convert the 'zero depth resolution' shadowgraph into a three-dimensional mental picture to be able to interpret the relative spatial relationship of the objects under inspection. Consequently, additional cognitive processing is required e.g. integration, inference and memory. However, these processes can lead to serious misinterpretations of the actual physical structure being examined. This paper describes the development of a stereoscopic imaging technique enabling the screener to utilise binocular stereopsis and kinetic

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications V, San Diego, CA, USA, 6-8 August 2003
Creators: Evans, J.P.O.
Publisher: SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng
Place of Publication: USA
Date: 2004
Volume: 5199
ISSN: 0277-786X
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:37
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:34
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15627

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