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Advanced clinical KCD scanner for digital radiography
Author(s): Frank A. DiBianca; Keana M. Davis; Lawrence M. Jordan; Joseph S. Laughter; Anand Krishnamurthy; Bo Hu
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Paper Abstract

One of the goals of medical imaging scientists and bioengineers remains the development of digital electronic technologies that can replace film-based methods of acquiring x-ray images. With the achievement of this goal, all diagnostic imaging technologies would be based on digital techniques with all the attending benefits. Based on the performance of numerous research prototype small-field and one large-field Kinestatic Charge Detector (KCD) system for digital radiography, a large-field clinical KCD scanner is currently being designed and built for technical evaluation and for clinical evaluation of 200 volunteer patients (including clinical comparisons with film, storage phosphor, and other available clinical systems). The state of development of this clinical KCD system, including detector, data-acquisition system and scanning gantry design, is reviewed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3336, Medical Imaging 1998: Physics of Medical Imaging, (24 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317013
Show Author Affiliations
Frank A. DiBianca, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis (United States)
Keana M. Davis, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis (United States)
Lawrence M. Jordan, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis (United States)
Joseph S. Laughter, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis (United States)
Anand Krishnamurthy, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis (United States)
Bo Hu, Univ. of Tennessee/Memphis (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3336:
Medical Imaging 1998: Physics of Medical Imaging
James T. Dobbins; John M. Boone, Editor(s)

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