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Title: Dual energy scanning beam laminographic x-radiography

Abstract

A multiple x-ray energy level imaging system includes a scanning x-ray beam and two detector design having a first low x-ray energy sensitive detector and a second high x-ray energy sensitive detector. The low x-ray energy detector is placed next to or in front of the high x-ray energy detector. The low energy sensitive detector has small stopping power for x-rays. The lower energy x-rays are absorbed and converted into electrical signals while the majority of the higher energy x-rays pass through undetected. The high energy sensitive detector has a large stopping power for x-rays as well as it having a filter placed between it and the object to absorb the lower energy x-rays. In a second embodiment; a single energy sensitive detector is provided which provides an output signal proportional to the amount of energy in each individual x-ray it absorbed. It can then have an electronic threshold or thresholds set to select two or more energy ranges for the images. By having multiple detectors located at different positions, a dual energy laminography system is possible. 6 figs.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Southeastern University Research Association
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
644432
Patent Number(s):
US 5,742,660/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-781,722; TRN: 98:007959
Assignee:
Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc., Newport News, VA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84ER40150
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 21 Apr 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; DESIGN; X-RAY EQUIPMENT; RADIATION DETECTORS; IMAGES

Citation Formats

Majewski, S, and Wojcik, R F. Dual energy scanning beam laminographic x-radiography. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Majewski, S, & Wojcik, R F. Dual energy scanning beam laminographic x-radiography. United States.
Majewski, S, and Wojcik, R F. Tue . "Dual energy scanning beam laminographic x-radiography". United States.
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abstractNote = {A multiple x-ray energy level imaging system includes a scanning x-ray beam and two detector design having a first low x-ray energy sensitive detector and a second high x-ray energy sensitive detector. The low x-ray energy detector is placed next to or in front of the high x-ray energy detector. The low energy sensitive detector has small stopping power for x-rays. The lower energy x-rays are absorbed and converted into electrical signals while the majority of the higher energy x-rays pass through undetected. The high energy sensitive detector has a large stopping power for x-rays as well as it having a filter placed between it and the object to absorb the lower energy x-rays. In a second embodiment; a single energy sensitive detector is provided which provides an output signal proportional to the amount of energy in each individual x-ray it absorbed. It can then have an electronic threshold or thresholds set to select two or more energy ranges for the images. By having multiple detectors located at different positions, a dual energy laminography system is possible. 6 figs.},
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