Full-Field Imaging

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What is Full-Field Imaging?

Full-Field Imaging is any imaging technique in which all pixels of the image are collected at the same time, in parallel. Full-field imaging is the most common image collection technique - when a picture is taken with a digital camera, it uses this method to capture the image. This is in contrast to the more detailed and time-consuming Scan-Probe imaging, where information from each position is collected sequentially and then compiled to produce a complete image (see the ScanProbe page for a more detailed explanation). At FMB, we use full-field imaging to produce images from the x-ray beamline.

Example of Full-Field Imaging in Today's World

Full-Field Imaging is all around us today, from digital cameras to astrological telescopes. Full-field imaging is the most common way to capture an image, and has been around for decades. At FMB, we use full-field imaging to produce images like the one below, and then conduct an image processing technique called a flatfield correction to produce a clearer image. Our ImageProcessingTechniques page has information and a tutorial on how to conduct your own flatfield correction, and more.

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Image Processing Techniques

See our ImageProcessingTechniques page for information on how to do basic and advanced image processing for full-field images.

-- JohnLee - 22 Jun 2020
Topic revision: r14 - 22 Feb 2022, LouisaSmieska
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