Chapter 19

An Application of HDR in Medical Imaging

G. Ramponi*; A. Badano; S. Bonfiglio; L. Albani; G. Guarnieri*    * University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD, United States Barco FIMI, Saronno (VA), Italy

Abstract

In medical diagnostic imaging applications a high dynamic range (HDR) display is a key issue: if properly implemented, it might enable the physician to detect a disease rapidly and in a highly reliable way. The display device should be able to faithfully reproduce the faintest changes in image data associated with tissue properties. The characteristics of the human visual system should also be taken into account in the design of the display. In this chapter, we describe a solution ...

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