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Validation of simulated point response of columnar phosphor screens
Author(s): Aldo Badano; Iacovos S. Kyprianou; Katherine H. Tang; Anindita Saha
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Paper Abstract

Typical methods to measure the resolution properties of x-ray detectors use slit or edge devices. However, complete models of imaging systems for system optimization require knowledge of the point-response function of the detector. In this paper, we report on the experimental methods developed for the validation of the point-response function of an indirect columnar CsI:Tl detector predicted by Monte Carlo using mantis. We describe simulation results that replicate experimental resolution measurements using edge and pinhole devices. The experimental setup consists of a high-resolution CCD camera with a 1-to-1fiber optic faceplate that allows measurements for different scintillation screens. The results of these experiments and simulations constitute a resource for the development and validation of the columnar models of phosphor screens proposed as part of previous work with mantis. We compare experimental high-resolution pinhole responses of two different CsI(Tl) screens to predictions from mantis. The simulated response matches reasonably well the measurements at normal and off-normal x-ray incidence angle when a realistic pinhole is used in the simulation geometry. Our results will be combined with results on Swank factors determined from Monte Carlo pulse-height spectra to provide a comprehensive validation of the phosphor models, therefore allowing their use for in silico system optimization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6510, Medical Imaging 2007: Physics of Medical Imaging, 65100Y (13 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.709686
Show Author Affiliations
Aldo Badano, CDRH/FDA (United States)
Iacovos S. Kyprianou, CDRH/FDA (United States)
Katherine H. Tang, CDRH/FDA (United States)
Anindita Saha, CDRH/FDA (United States)

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

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