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Real-time x-ray image sensor using a thallium bromide photoconductor
Author(s): Donald R. Ouimette; Robert M. Iodice; Pang-Jen Kung; Lahmer Lynds
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Paper Abstract

The University of Connecticut Health Center and Xicon Technologies, LLC have been developing a high speed/high resolution x-ray detector called the XEBIT (X-ray sensitive Electron Beam Image Tube). The XEBIT is a direct conversion image detector that uses Thallium Bromide as the x-ray photoconductor. thallium bromide is a high Z material with a linear attenuation coefficient of 28.11 cm-1 at 60 keV. This high stopping power results in a quantum efficiency in excess of 50% at 60 keV for 300 micron thick layers. The XEBIT has far superior contrast resolution with over 50 percent modulation at 5 line pairs per millimeter and does not suffer from veiling glare. This paper is a report on the works in progress of the XEBIT development, which s near clinical trials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3770, Medical Applications of Penetrating Radiation, (6 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.368178
Show Author Affiliations
Donald R. Ouimette, Univ. of Connecticut Health Ctr. (United States)
Robert M. Iodice, Xicon Technologies, LLC (United States)
Pang-Jen Kung, Xicon Technologies, LLC (United States)
Lahmer Lynds, Univ. of Connecticut Health Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3770:
Medical Applications of Penetrating Radiation
H. Bradford Barber; Hans Roehrig, Editor(s)

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