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Pulsed hard x-ray source for nondestructive testing and medical imaging
Author(s): Craig Nelson Boyer; Glenn E. Holland; John F. Seely
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Paper Abstract

The ability to nondestructively image living organisms, examine biological materials, and inspect packages without the necessity of removing the contents are applications well suited to x-ray radiography. We have developed a portable flash x-ray source having adjustable peak x-ray photon energy, which delivers a 34 milliroentgen x-ray dose at 30 cm in a 60-ns full-width at half-maximum pulse using less than 5 joules of stored energy. This technology has generated considerable interest in the biomedical imaging community and promises to replace older x-ray system that were not readily portable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3154, Coherent Electron-Beam X-Ray Sources: Techniques and Applications, (1 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279390
Show Author Affiliations
Craig Nelson Boyer, Universities Space Research Association (United States)
Glenn E. Holland, Sachs Freeman Associates, Inc. (United States)
John F. Seely, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3154:
Coherent Electron-Beam X-Ray Sources: Techniques and Applications
Andreas K. Freund; Henry P. Freund; Malcolm R. Howells, Editor(s)

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