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A new x-ray imaging technique for radiography mode of flat-panel imager
Author(s): K. Suzuki; S. Ikeda; K. Ueda; R. Baba
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Paper Abstract

A digital radiography system using a flat-panel imager, which has a novel imaging technique for a radiography mode, has been developed. A radiographic image captured by the new imaging technique has a wide dynamic range in comparison with conventional radiographic images. The purpose of this presentation is to show the basic performance of the image quality acquired by the new imaging technique and compare it with an image taken by a conventional technique. The flat-panel imager has a gain switching capability, normally used in a dynamic imaging mode for a cone-beam CT study. The gain switching method has two gain settings and switches between them automatically, depending on the incident dose to each pixel of flat-panel imager. As a result of the gain switching method, an image having wide dynamic range is achieved. In this study, we applied the gain switching method to the radiography mode, and achieved a radiographic image with wider dynamic range than a conventional radiograph. Furthermore, we have also developed an algorithm for calibration of the gain switching method in radiography mode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6510, Medical Imaging 2007: Physics of Medical Imaging, 651047 (15 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.709079
Show Author Affiliations
K. Suzuki, Hitachi Medical Corp. (Japan)
S. Ikeda, Hitachi Medical Corp. (Japan)
K. Ueda, Hitachi Medical Corp. (Japan)
R. Baba, Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6510:
Medical Imaging 2007: Physics of Medical Imaging
Jiang Hsieh; Michael J. Flynn, Editor(s)

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