Universal X-Ray Raw Data Imaging

Optosecurity has full control over the calibration and rendering of the RAW X-ray data and can exploit it to yield optimal results.

Image Format

The techniques used by Optosecurity to perform automated threat detection are based on the RAW data provided by an X-ray machine, not the image displayed on the screen by the X-ray manufacturer.

With such RAW data, Optosecurity has full control over the calibration and rendering of this data and can exploit it to yield optimal results, often producing an image quality that exceeds those that are offered by X-ray manufacturers. Analysis of RAW X-ray data has the added advantage of making Optosecurity products vendor agnostic.

  Evaluation test target scanned with four different X-ray equipment vendors

 

Evaluation test target scanned with four different X-ray equipment vendors

Geometric Distortion

Unlike typical X-ray images, the objects proportions in the Optosecurity' images look realistic, thanks to the company Distortion Correction Process.

Optosecurity uses an image format based on the widely accepted TIFF standard. Optosecurity is an active member of the NEMA standard committee developing DICOS (for Digital Imaging & Communications in Security), an new industry standard for images in the field of security, an initiative sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), that was published in September 2010. See www.nema.org/stds/iicl.cfm for more details.

Among other things, the use of a unique image format brings significant benefits for security managers:

  • the ability to use a single image format with machines form various vendors
  • the ability to create, share and display TIP (Threat Image Projections) images across multiple platforms.

 

Whitepaper

Optosecurity’s Universal X-Ray Raw Data Format White Paper is now available. Please send an email at info@optosecurity.com if you wish to receive a copy of this white paper.

Overview - Universal X-Ray Raw Data Format White Paper

As we are moving towards fully integrated networked security solutions, the requirement for sharing X-ray data beyond training or testing purposes has become imperative. Sharing such data can only be done by opening up access to the raw X-ray data and providing the means to share this data amongst other devices in a controlled way so that it can be properly exploited to its full capacity.


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