Digital K-edge subtraction radiography

R. A. Kruger, C. A. Mistretta, A. B. Crummy, J. F. Sackett, M. M. Goodsitt, Stephen J Riederer, T. L. Houk, C. G. Shaw, D. Fleming

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K edge subtraction images have been produced using a digital video image processor. Images formed by three filtered X ray beams are detected by an image intensifier Plumbicon system, digitized, and combined in real time to produce bone and tissue free K edge subtraction images of iodinated structures. Preliminary studies of rhesus monkey cranial, spinal, and abdominal structures are compared with those of conventional radiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes


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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Kruger, R. A., Mistretta, C. A., Crummy, A. B., Sackett, J. F., Goodsitt, M. M., Riederer, S. J., Houk, T. L., Shaw, C. G., & Fleming, D. (1977). Digital K-edge subtraction radiography. Radiology, 125(1), 243-245.