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Definition: 'Line Spread Function'

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line spread function (LSF)

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1. a measure of the ability of a system to form sharp images; in radiology, determined by measuring the spatial density distribution on film of the x-ray image of a narrow slit in a dense metal, such as uranium; from this can be calculated the modulation transfer function.

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