Scintillator Evaluation for High-Energy X-Ray Diagnostics

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This report presents results derived from a digital radiography study performed using x-rays from a 2.3 MeV, rod-pinch diode. Detailed is a parameter study of cerium-doped lutetium ortho-silicate (LSO) scintillator thickness, as it relates to system resolution and detection quantum efficiency (DQE). Additionally, the detection statistics of LSO were compared with that of CsI(Tl). As a result of this study we found the LSO scintillator with a thickness of 3 mm to yield the highest system DQE over the range of spatial frequencies from 0.75 to 2.5 mm{sup -1}.

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Lutz, S. S. & Baker, S. A. September 1, 2001.

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This report presents results derived from a digital radiography study performed using x-rays from a 2.3 MeV, rod-pinch diode. Detailed is a parameter study of cerium-doped lutetium ortho-silicate (LSO) scintillator thickness, as it relates to system resolution and detection quantum efficiency (DQE). Additionally, the detection statistics of LSO were compared with that of CsI(Tl). As a result of this study we found the LSO scintillator with a thickness of 3 mm to yield the highest system DQE over the range of spatial frequencies from 0.75 to 2.5 mm{sup -1}.

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  • Report No.: DOE/NV/11718--653
  • Grant Number: AC08-96NV11718
  • DOI: 10.2172/790063 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 790063
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc715243

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Lutz, S. S. & Baker, S. A. Scintillator Evaluation for High-Energy X-Ray Diagnostics, report, September 1, 2001; Nevada. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc715243/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.