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Title: High resolution biomedical imaging system with direct detection of x-rays via a charge coupled device

Abstract

An imaging system is provided for direct detection of x-rays from an irradiated biological tissue. The imaging system includes an energy source for emitting x-rays toward the biological tissue and a charge coupled device (CCD) located immediately adjacent the biological tissue and arranged transverse to the direction of irradiation along which the x-rays travel. The CCD directly receives and detects the x-rays after passing through the biological tissue. The CCD is divided into a matrix of cells, each of which individually stores a count of x-rays directly detected by the cell. The imaging system further includes a pattern generator electrically coupled to the CCD for reading a count from each cell. A display device is provided for displaying an image representative of the count read by the pattern generator from the cells of the CCD. 13 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Universities Research Association
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
644376
Patent Number(s):
5,742,659
Application Number:
PAN: 8-697,536; TRN: 98:007960
Assignee:
Universities Research Association, Inc., Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03000
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; IMAGE PROCESSING; X RADIATION; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; ANIMAL TISSUES; DESIGN

Citation Formats

Atac, M, and McKay, T A. High resolution biomedical imaging system with direct detection of x-rays via a charge coupled device. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Atac, M, & McKay, T A. High resolution biomedical imaging system with direct detection of x-rays via a charge coupled device. United States.
Atac, M, and McKay, T A. Tue . "High resolution biomedical imaging system with direct detection of x-rays via a charge coupled device". United States.
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abstractNote = {An imaging system is provided for direct detection of x-rays from an irradiated biological tissue. The imaging system includes an energy source for emitting x-rays toward the biological tissue and a charge coupled device (CCD) located immediately adjacent the biological tissue and arranged transverse to the direction of irradiation along which the x-rays travel. The CCD directly receives and detects the x-rays after passing through the biological tissue. The CCD is divided into a matrix of cells, each of which individually stores a count of x-rays directly detected by the cell. The imaging system further includes a pattern generator electrically coupled to the CCD for reading a count from each cell. A display device is provided for displaying an image representative of the count read by the pattern generator from the cells of the CCD. 13 figs.},
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