limit of resolution


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limit of resolution

[′lim·ət əv ‚rez·ə′lü·shən]
(optics)
The minimum distance or angular separation between two point objects which allows them to be resolved according to the Rayleigh criterion.
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1) Its cause could be edema, cells like neutrophils or even early changes of fibrosis in which the underlying pulmonary alteration is below the limit of resolution of the HRCT image.
As the calculated angular separation--19 arcseconds--doesn't change in the time error interval, it is very relevant because it indicates quite precisely the limit of resolution.
Next, let us consider a superior limit of resolution assuming the use of the steepest curve in Fig.
mandate to protect civilians, but a number of NATO members have been quite critical of the operation that, they say, at times it goes over the limit of Resolution 1973.
Characteristics of nuclear cameras used in breast cancer imaging Whole-body Breast-specific scintimammography scintimammography Type of radiotracer detected Single photon Single photon Limit of resolution 5.