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Design and performance characteristics of a collector for high-efficiency detection of photostimulable-phosphor emissions
Author(s): Michael B. Brandt
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Paper Abstract

High efficiency detection of stimulated emissions from photostimulable storage phosphors requires a specialized class of collector design. In addition to collecting as many stimulated photon emissions as possible, the design must minimize the probability of secondary stimulated emissions. The latter, resulting from the stimulating photons, originally scattered by the storage phosphor, whereby reflection, find a secondary path back to the storage phosphor and strike it at a location other than that of the scanning beam. These secondary emissions are referred to as flare light, and will degrade the MTF of the system. Eastman Kodak Company has developed and patented collector designs that are highly suitable for use in computed radiography scanner systems. The design and performance characteristics of this class of collector design will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1896, Medical Imaging 1993: Physics of Medical Imaging, (14 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154601
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Michael B. Brandt, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1896:
Medical Imaging 1993: Physics of Medical Imaging
Rodney Shaw, Editor(s)

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