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Radioluminescent Imaging: Factors Affecting Total Light Output
Author(s): Gilbert Zweig; David A. Zweig
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Paper Abstract

Radioluminescent imaging, as used in this discussion, is defined as the mechanism wherein a phosphor coating absorbs an x-ray photon and re-emits light photons in the visible spectrum. This visible light, in turn, can expose a photosensitive film, excite a photodetector, or be viewed directly. Mathematical models are developed for three different juxtapositions of radioluminescent coating and photoreceptor planes. These models predict the total light output reaching the photoreceptor plane as a function of x-ray and optical attenuation coefficients, coating weights and intrinsic phosphor properties. Although the analysis is one dimensional, the model is shown to be extremely useful in actual designs of radioluminescent imaging systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0419, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XI, (13 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936038
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Gilbert Zweig, MCI Optonix, Inc. (United States)
David A. Zweig, MCI Optonix, Inc. (United States)


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

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