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Multispectral single-scan lung imaging system: initial feasibility
Author(s): Guy M. Besson; Kenneth E. Crocker
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a system for multi-spectral single-scan lung imaging. The proposed approach relies on a low noise detector sampled at a high rate. The proposed method overcomes limitations of CCD time-and-delay integration slot-scanning systems. The system design and preliminary specifications are described. The results of initial spectral and system simulations in support of system feasibility per the outlined specifications are described. Initial investigations support the potential of the proposed approach to alleviate four shortcomings of the current digital flat-panel approach to chest radiography: (i) by enabling dynamic multi-spectral imaging in a single scan, the approach reduces the time delay between exposures, thus reducing sensitivity to motion; (ii) the approach enables dynamic technique feedback and technique adaptation, eliminating the need for a pre-exposures and reducing the likelihood of poor x-ray techniques in local image areas; (iii) by enabling direct measurement of the scatter field, the proposed method allows further scatter correction resulting in image quality improvements; (iv) finally, full-frame sampling of a digital detector allows imaging of the beam penumbra, thereby reclaiming the detection quantum efficiency loss due to over-collimation in current TDI slot-scanning approach; the resulting DQE potentially exceeds that of flat-panel detectors by a factor up to two.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6142, Medical Imaging 2006: Physics of Medical Imaging, 61421I (2 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.652405
Show Author Affiliations
Guy M. Besson, ForeVision Technologies Corp. (United States)
Kenneth E. Crocker, ForeVision Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6142:
Medical Imaging 2006: Physics of Medical Imaging
Michael J. Flynn; Jiang Hsieh, Editor(s)

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