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Energy-selective high-speed radiography utilizing stroboscopic x-ray generator
Author(s): Eiichi Sato; Etsuro Tanaka; Hidezo Mori; Toshiaki Kawai; Shigehiro Sato; Hidenori Ojima; Kazuyoshi Takayama; Hideaki Ido
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Paper Abstract

Energy-selective high-speed radiography utilizing a kilohertz-range stroboscopic x-ray generator and its application to high-speed angiography are described. This generator consists of the following major components: a main controller, a condenser unit with a Cockcroft-Walton circuit, and an x-ray tube unit in conjunction with a grid controller. The main condenser of about 500 nF in the unit is charged up to 100 kV by the circuit, and the electric charges in the condenser are discharged to the triode by the grid control circuit. Although the tube voltage decreased during the discharging for generating x rays, the maximum value was equal to the initial charging voltage of the main condenser. The maximum tube current and the repetition rate were approximately 0.5 A and 32 kHz, respectively. The x-ray pulse width ranged from 0.01 to 1.0 ms, and the maximum shot number had a value of 32. At a charging voltage of 80 kV and a width of 1.0 ms, the x-ray intensities obtained without filtering, using an aluminum filter, and using a barium sulfate filter were 14.8, 5.48 and 5.05 μGy per pulse, respectively, at 1.0 m, and the dimensions of the focal spot had values of 3.5×3.5 mm. Angiography was performed using both the aluminum and the barium sulfate filters at a charging voltage of 60 kV.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5580, 26th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (17 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.568959
Show Author Affiliations
Eiichi Sato, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Etsuro Tanaka, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
Hidezo Mori, National Cardiovascular Ctr. Research Institute (Japan)
Toshiaki Kawai, Hamamatsu Photonics KK (Japan)
Shigehiro Sato, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Hidenori Ojima, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Kazuyoshi Takayama, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Hideaki Ido, Tohoku Gakuin Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5580:
26th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Dennis L. Paisley; Stuart Kleinfelder; Donald R. Snyder; Brian J. Thompson, Editor(s)

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