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High-resolution digital x-ray imaging with solid state linear detectors
Author(s): Bernard Munier; Pascal Prieur-Drevon; G. Roziere; Jean Chabbal
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Paper Abstract

Solid state x-ray detectors produce high resolution medical images when scanning the patient with a narrow x-ray beam. The x-ray detection is achieved by a silicon photodiode array coated by a scintillating material. Signal is multiplexed and converted into a 12-bit coded digital signal. This technology provides several key advantages for imaging systems: very wide image dynamic range, high resolution, good linearity, no geometrical distortion. The output signal is digital and can be directly acquired by digital processing systems. Major performance in medical imaging applications is given. They fit the requirements of medical systems in several applications fields. The application in panoramic dental x-ray imaging is briefly described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1651, Medical Imaging VI: Instrumentation, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59388
Show Author Affiliations
Bernard Munier, Thomson Tubes Electroniques (France)
Pascal Prieur-Drevon, Thomson Tubes Electroniques (France)
G. Roziere, Thomson Tubes Electroniques (France)
Jean Chabbal, Thomson Tubes Electroniques (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1651:
Medical Imaging VI: Instrumentation
Rodney Shaw, Editor(s)

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