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Clinical applications of a dual-energy KCD
Author(s): Robert J. Endorf; Sunil Kulatunga; David C. Spelic; Stephen R. Thomas; Frank A. DiBianca; George C. Giakos; Herbert D. Zeman
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Paper Abstract

We have investigated possible clinical applications of a Kinestatic Charge Detector (KCD) for dual-energy x-ray imaging. The KCD is a good candidate as a detector for dual-energy radiography, because it is a digital detector with a high detective quantum efficiency, good spatial resolution and good scatter rejection. Computer simulations have been performed to design and optimize dual-energy KCDs for specific clinical applications. The clinical applications that have been investigated for dual-energy KCD imaging are chest radiography, mammography and osteoporosis. Experimental data have also been taken with a small research dual-energy KCD.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2132, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology II, (26 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176566
Show Author Affiliations
Robert J. Endorf, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Sunil Kulatunga, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
David C. Spelic, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Stephen R. Thomas, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)
Frank A. DiBianca, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis (United States)
George C. Giakos, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis (United States)
Herbert D. Zeman, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2132:
Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology II
Leonard J. Cerullo; Kenneth S. Heiferman; Hong Liu; Halina Podbielska; Abund Ottokar Wist; Lucia J. Zamorano, Editor(s)

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