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Development of a high-resolution active-matrix flat-panel imager with enhanced fill factor
Author(s): Larry E. Antonuk; Youcef El-Mohri; Weidong Huang; Kyung-Wook Jee; Manat Maolinbay; Victor E. Scarpine; Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen; Manav Y. Verma; John Yorkston; Robert A. Street
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Paper Abstract

The development and initial characterization of an active matrix, flat-panel imager (AMFPI) incorporating a newly designed, indirect-detection array is reported. The array has a 127 micrometers pitch, a 1536 X 1920 pixel format, and incorporates a pixel design comprising a discrete a-Si:H photodiode coupled to an a-Si:H thin-film transistor. The array represents an aggressive redesign of a previously reported array having the same pitch and format. In particular, this new array was designed with the dual goals of maximizing the optical fill factor so as to enhance sensitivity as well as minimizing the data line capacitance so as to reduce additive electronic noise. Although constrained by the sue of discrete photodiodes, the new design nevertheless successfully achieves a fill factor of approximately 56 percent along with a data line capacitance of approximately 50 pF which are significant improvements over the previous design. In this paper, considerations in the design of such arrays are reviewed and performance results of the AMFPI, based on initial empirical results and theoretical considerations, are presented. Finally, possible trends in the future development of indirect and direct detection AMFPIs are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3032, Medical Imaging 1997: Physics of Medical Imaging, (2 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273972
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Larry E. Antonuk, Univ. of Michigan Medical Ctr. (United States)
Youcef El-Mohri, Univ. of Michigan Medical Ctr. (United States)
Weidong Huang, Univ. of Michigan Medical Ctr. (United States)
Kyung-Wook Jee, Univ. of Michigan Medical Ctr. (United States)
Manat Maolinbay, Univ. of Michigan Medical Ctr. (United States)
Victor E. Scarpine, Univ. of Michigan Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen, Univ. of Michigan Medical Ctr. (United States)
Manav Y. Verma, Univ. of Michigan Medical Ctr. (United States)
John Yorkston, Univ. of Michigan Medical Ctr. (United States)
Robert A. Street, Xerox Palo Alto Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3032:
Medical Imaging 1997: Physics of Medical Imaging
Richard L. Van Metter; Jacob Beutel, Editor(s)

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