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A review of automated image understanding within 3D baggage computed tomography security screening.

Mouton, A. and Breckon, T.P. (2015) 'A review of automated image understanding within 3D baggage computed tomography security screening.', Journal of X-ray science and technology., 23 (5). pp. 531-555.


Baggage inspection is the principal safeguard against the transportation of prohibited and potentially dangerous materials at airport security checkpoints. Although traditionally performed by 2D X-ray based scanning, increasingly stringent security regulations have led to a growing demand for more advanced imaging technologies. The role of X-ray Computed Tomography is thus rapidly expanding beyond the traditional materials-based detection of explosives. The development of computer vision and image processing techniques for the automated understanding of 3D baggage-CT imagery is however, complicated by poor image resolutions, image clutter and high levels of noise and artefacts. We discuss the recent and most pertinent advancements and identify topics for future research within the challenging domain of automated image understanding for baggage security screening CT.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Baggage screening, Automated image understanding, Dual-energy, Computed tomography, Computer vision.
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Date accepted:13 July 2015
Date deposited:05 October 2015
Date of first online publication:September 2015
Date first made open access:No date available

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