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Ben K Jang, Ralph Schaetzing: Method for automatic foreground and background detection in digital radiographic images. Eastman Kodak Company, William F Noval, December 7, 1993: US05268967 (129 worldwide citation)

A digital image processing method automatically separates (segments) the desired regions in a digital radiographic image (i.e., the body part being imaged) from the undesired regions (background areas around the body part that have received unattenuated radiation or foreground areas that have receiv ...


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Isaac A Ajewole, Ralph Schaetzing: Tone-scale generation method and apparatus for digital x-ray images. Eastman Kodak Company, William F Noval, September 3, 1991: US05046118 (81 worldwide citation)

In any digital imaging system, the digital input signals must be converted to a visible image on some output material or medium. Because the range of this output medium is usually not the same as the input image range, care must be taken in converting the digital input signals into output signals. T ...


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John R Capozzi, Ralph Schaetzing: Method and apparatus for automatic tonescale generation in digital radiographic images. Eastman Kodak Company, William F Noval, November 17, 1992: US05164993 (79 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for automatically and adaptively generating tonescale transformation functions that are robust with respect to imaging systems, exposure conditions, and body parts. The technique uses the histogram of the digital input image, the cumulative distribution function of the histogr ...


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Muhammed I Sezan, Ralph Schaetzing: Digital image processing method employing histogram peak detection. Eastman Kodak Company, Thomas H Close, March 15, 1988: US04731863 (48 worldwide citation)

In many digital image processing methods, it is desirable to selectively apply digital image processing to identifiable structures in the image. For this purpose it is known to select gray level thresholds between structures based upon the location of corresponding peaks in the gray level histogram ...


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Muhammed I Sezan, Ralph Schaetzing, William E Moore, Lee F Frank: X-ray phototimer. Eastman Kodak Company, William F Noval, January 28, 1992: US05084911 (12 worldwide citation)

A phototimer for controlling x-ray exposure includes an array of x-ray sensors, and digital processing electronics for calculating x-ray exposure by selecting one or more signals from the x-ray sensors, and calculating the x-ray exposure from the selected signals. After calculating the x-ray exposur ...


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Muhammed I Sezan, Ralph Schaetzing: Rule-based technique to automatically determine the final scan gain in storage phosphor radiography. Eastman Kodak Co, William F Noval, June 23, 1992: US05124913 (7 worldwide citation)

In storage phosphor radiography, a portion of the x-ray energy transmitted through the subject is absorbed by a storage phosphor plate. When stimulated by visible light of the right wavelength, the phosphor plate emits light (at another wavelength) in proportion to the absorbed energy. To obtain the ...



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