spatial resolution


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spatial resolution

the ability of an imaging system to discriminate between two adjacent high-contrast objects.

spatial resolution

An MRI term for the ability to delineate minute adjacent objects/points in an image, generally measured in line pairs per mm (lp/mm).

spatial resolution

Imaging Resolution in lateral direction of–ie, perpendicular to–ultrasound propagation in pulse-echo ultrasonography; SR reflects frequency of the ultrasonic pulse. Cf Axial resolution.

spatial resolution

In radiology, the ability to distinguish two adjacent points of similar density as being separate.
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Zare's group now is modifying the method to achieve a spatial resolution of a thousandth of a millimeter.
10), the user provides information on the number and configuration of the spectrometers (types of crystal and counter), estimated specimen composition (if known), required precision for all elements present (or time available for complete analysis), spatial resolution required, and maximum permissible beam current.
A forward solution (calculation of SCM signal from a dopant profile) was used to calculate a calibration curve, which could then be used to deduce dopant profiles with spatial resolution of about 20 nm.
This is the camera of choice for indirect high energy applications, from soft to hard X-ray ideally matched for high spatial resolution imaging of low flux signal.
To get sufficient contrast and spatial resolution in the resulting image, researchers try to use the shortest possible laser pulses and the fastest, most sensitive gates available.
The University wishes to purchase an instrument using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry for high spatial resolution (down to 50 nm) and high mass resolution elemental and isotopic analyses of solid samples.
To control the flow of electrons to the levels required in modern circuits, engineers must know the precise distribution of dopants, with a spatial resolution better than 10 nanometers.
Louis, notes that PET still provides superior spatial resolution in the brain, even if it can't compete with MANSCAN's millisecond "shutter speed.
In addition to the provision of basic mechanical properties such as modulus and hardness with high spatial resolution in micro-and nanoscale objects, to be used with high spatial resolution in accordance with the equipment to be acquired for an extended mechanical characterization of material behavior.
Film thickness has been mapped at a spatial resolution of 0.

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