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Physical properties of a new flat panel detector with cesium-iodide technology
Author(s): Andreas Hahn; Petar Penchev; Martin Fiebich
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Paper Abstract

Flat panel detectors have become the standard technology in projection radiography. Further progress in detector technology will result in an improvement of MTF and DQE. The new detector (DX-D45C; Agfa; Mortsel/Belgium) is based on cesium-iodine crystals and has a change in the detector material and the readout electronics. The detector has a size of 30 cm x 24 cm and a pixel matrix of 2560 x 2048 with a pixel pitch of 124 μm. The system includes an automatic exposure detector, which enables the use of the detector without a connection to the x-ray generator. The physical properties of the detector were determined following IEC 62220-1-1 in a laboratory setting. The MTF showed an improvement compared to the previous version of cesium-iodine based flat-panel detectors. Thereby the DQE is also improved especially for the higher frequencies. The new detector showed an improvement in the physical properties compared to the previous versions. This enables a potential for further dose reductions in clinical imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 March 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9783, Medical Imaging 2016: Physics of Medical Imaging, 97833V (30 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2216829
Show Author Affiliations
Andreas Hahn, Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Petar Penchev, Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Martin Fiebich, Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9783:
Medical Imaging 2016: Physics of Medical Imaging
Despina Kontos; Thomas G. Flohr, Editor(s)

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