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DQE of a CMOS based digital imaging detector for application in mammography
Author(s): H. Roehrig; M. A. Baysal; E. Toker
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Paper Abstract

Physical characteristics necessary to calculate the Detective Quantum Efficiency of a prototype imaging detector based on a 4 x 2 array of tiled CMOS sensors designed for small-field-digital-mammography (SFDM; 10 cm x 10 cm active area) are presented. Objective quantities such as modulation transfer function (MTF), noise power spectrum (NPS) and detective quantum efficiency (DQE) have been evaluated. The X-ray photon fluence per X-ray exposure was determined using Half-Value-Layer (HVL) techniques. At an X-ray beam characterized by 28 kVp, Mo-anode, a Mo filter of 0.025 mm and beam hardening by 4.5 cm Lucite, the detector is practically linear with x-ray exposure at least up to 40.7 mR. At an exposure of 40.7 mR and close to zero spatial frequency the DQE is in the vicinity of 60 to 70 %.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5923, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications VII, 59230J (17 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.624959
Show Author Affiliations
H. Roehrig, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
M. A. Baysal, Bioptics Corp. (United States)
E. Toker, Bioptics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5923:
Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications VII
F. Patrick Doty; H. Bradford Barber; Hans Roehrig, Editor(s)

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