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A language for generating tomographic images of mathematical phantoms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10659755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A computer language is presented that can be used to generate image files, as if the images are created with a CT or a MR scanner. The language defines objects in the "scanner's" coordinate system, as sets of quadratic inequalities. Each of these objects, e.g., an ellipsoid or a half-plane or a cylinder, has its own density. Objects can be superimposed and collections of objects are allowed to translate and rotate. The language allows for a concise way of describing complex objects with precisely defined geometries and densities. An implementation of the language can be used for testing, developing, and analyzing diagnostic software, treatment planning systems, etc. A software module that is based on the language can be made available. The utility of the module for acceptance testing of radiation therapy treatment planning systems is described.
R B Mooij; H I Amols
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical physics     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0094-2405     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Phys     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-03     Completed Date:  2000-03-03     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425746     Medline TA:  Med Phys     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Columbia University, Department of Radiation Oncology, New York, New York 10032, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biophysical Phenomena
Phantoms, Imaging / statistics & numerical data*
Programming Languages*
Radiographic Image Enhancement
Radiosurgery / statistics & numerical data
Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted / statistics & numerical data*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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