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High Purity Germanium Detector Array
Author(s): Robert T. Stone; Albert Macovski; William R. Brody
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Paper Abstract

A prototype high purity Germanium detector array designed for use in the pulse height analysis mode as a discrete photon energy detector for medical imaging was fabricated and tested. Results obtained as a function of the photon input rate, energy resolution, and techniques for correcting for pulse overlap at high count rates will be discussed. The ability to detect small. quantities of contrast agents, and the discrimination of photoelectric and Compton images is greatly enhanced by utilizing this detection technique, in theory, and the experimental results obtained from a 1x5 cooled array will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1981
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0314, Digital Radiography, (4 November 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.933023
Show Author Affiliations
Robert T. Stone, Stanford University (United States)
Albert Macovski, Stanford University (United States)
William R. Brody, Stanford University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0314:
Digital Radiography
William R. Brody, Editor(s)

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