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Photon counting pixel architecture for x-ray and gamma-ray imaging applications
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Paper Abstract

Photon counting is emerging as an alternative detection technique to conventional photon integration. In photon counting systems, the value of each image pixel is equal to the number of photons that are absorbed by the radiation detector. The proposed pixel architecture provides a method for energy windowing and serial readout for low-dose gamma-ray imaging. Each pixel is comprised of a radiation detector and integrated analog and digital circuitry. A prototype was developed on a printed circuit board (PCB) using discrete electronic components. In this research, we present the experimental results for the operation of the photon counting pixel with energy windowing and investigate the compromise between pixel noise level and photon count rate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6510, Medical Imaging 2007: Physics of Medical Imaging, 65103V (19 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.710358
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Amir H. Goldan, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
Li Ng, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
J. A. Rowlands, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Ctr. (Canada)
Karim S. Karim, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)

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

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