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MiniMAX: miniature, mobile, agile, x-ray system
Author(s): Scott A. Watson; Gwynneth Cunningham; Samuel Gonzales
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Paper Abstract

We present a unique, lightweight, compact, low-cost, x-ray imager: MiniMAX (Miniature, Mobile, Agile, X-ray). This system, which exploits the best aspects of Computed Radiography (CR) and Digital Radiography (DR) technology, weighs less than 6lbs, fits into a 6" diameter x 16" long carbon-fiber tube, and is constructed almost entirely from offthe- shelf components. MiniMAX is suitable for use in weld inspection, archaeology, homeland security, and veterinary medicine. While quantum limited for MeV radiography, the quantum-efficiency is too low for routine medical use. Formats include: 4"x6", 8"x12", or 16"x24" and can be readily displayed on the camera back, using a pocket projector, or on a tablet computer. In contrast to a conventional, flying-spot scanner, MiniMAX records a photostimulated image from the entire phosphor at once using a bright, red LED flash filtered through an extremely efficient (OD>9) dichroic filter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8371, Sensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, Disaster Response, and Environmental Monitoring II; and Biometric Technology for Human Identification IX, 83711E (5 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918501
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Scott A. Watson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Gwynneth Cunningham, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Samuel Gonzales, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8371:
Sensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, Disaster Response, and Environmental Monitoring II; and Biometric Technology for Human Identification IX
Sárka O. Southern; Arend H. J. Kolk; Kevin N. Montgomery; Carl W. Taylor; B. V. K. Vijaya Kumar; Salil Prabhakar; Arun A. Ross, Editor(s)

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