Excerpt from AIA Magazine's article: " X-Ray Machine Vision: Making Sure the Cure Isn’t Worse than the Disease" by Winn Hardin
"Hospitals aren’t the only place the average person will encounter manmade x-ray radiation. New backscatter 3D x-ray systems are the one of the newest, most wide-spread security measures used in U.S. airports, while many industries regularly use x-ray imaging for reverse engineering, and even biological research, using micro-CT scanners.
'Our products find their way into all three industries: medical, security, and reverse engineering,” explains Joe Sgro, CEO of Alacron, Inc. (Nashua, NH), designer and manufacturer of high-performance frame grabbers and vision processors. “Each of these x-ray systems can use all the processing power you can throw at them because they tend to be non-standard size images at high resolutions, high frame rates, and high data rates. And of course, x-rays are have very low signal strength compared to the associated noise, so it takes a lot of signal preprocessing to get a high-quality image.' ”