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Single Slit Digital Radiography: Some Practical Considerations
Author(s): M. M . Tesic; R. A. Sones; D. R. Morgan
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Paper Abstract

An analysis is presented of the application of a scanning linear X-ray detector to dual kVp chest radiography, and the single kVp imaging of anatomical areas other than chest. Clinical evaluation of an experimental digital chest unit utilizing a solid state linear detector array has provided information regarding the post-patient photon flux required for clinically acceptable images. Results from computer simulation show that successful energy subtraction imaging of the chest by the method of kVp switching will be unsuccessful unless it can be demonstrated clinically that a much lower number of photons per pixel is accept-able in energy subtracted images. In addition, it is shown that X-ray tube loading limitations preclude imaging of the abdominal and pelvic regions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0419, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XI, (13 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936027
Show Author Affiliations
M. M . Tesic, Picker International (United States)
R. A. Sones, Picker International (United States)
D. R. Morgan, Picker International (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0419:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XI
Gary D. Fullerton, Editor(s)

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