CUSTOMS AND SECURITY
Figure 2: The conventional image (upper) and the dynamic image (lower) of part of the tree branch shown in the photograph (left).
well as our ecological and economic environment, but it is an extremely difficult task. Dynamic X-ray imaging allows direct scanning of shipments for hidden movements, making the search for pests in the cargo much more effective. Besides the above application, dynamic imaging could reveal contraband of exotic animals or the presence of moving machines in the cargo. The novel dynamic imaging technology can be added to existing X-ray scanners by a minor software and hardware upgrade, facilitating the introduction and spread of the technology.
Figure 3: The conventional image (left) and the dynamic image (right) of a pack of rice containing mealworm larvae.
Semmelweis University. His expertise lies in medical imaging and image processing. Krisztián Szigeti has an MSc in physics, PhD in biophysics. He is currently head of the preclinical imaging laboratory of the Semmelweis University. His expertise is in medical imaging, preclinical imaging and image processing.
ENQUIRIES Szabolcs Osváth, Ph.D. Semmelweis University, Tüzoltó u. 37-47, Budapest, H-1094, Hungary Tel: +36-1-459-1500/60224
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Szabolcs Osváth has an MSc in physics, PhD in biophysics, and has done
postdoctoral work in biochemistry. He is currently assistant professor at the