Performance characteristics of a dual-energy detector for digital scan projection radiography.

Academic Article


  • An energy discriminating x-ray detector has been developed for dual-energy, scan projection digital radiography. The detector is comprised of a pair of x-ray intensifying screen/linear photodiode arrays, aligned one behind the other. Energy discrimination is achieved by employing a low atomic number phosphor in the front screen and a high atomic number phosphor in the back screen. The x-ray response, modulation transfer function, and defective quantum efficiency of the detector are reported along with the experimental methodology utilized for the measurements. Also presented is an analysis which indicates that in a typical patient's lung field, the detector can resolve the projected density (g/cm2) of a 3-mm-thick, 1-cm2 area of bone to better than 1.5%.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Medical Physics  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Humans, Radiographic Image Enhancement
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Morgan DR; Sones RA; Barnes GT
  • Start Page

  • 728
  • End Page

  • 735
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 5