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Title: Fiber fed x-ray/gamma ray imaging apparatus

Abstract

X-ray/gamma ray imaging apparatus is disclosed for detecting the position, energy, and intensity of x-ray/gamma ray radiation comprising scintillation means disposed in the path of such radiation and capable of generating photons in response to such radiation; first photodetection means optically bonded to the scintillation means and capable of generating an electrical signal indicative of the intensity, and energy of the radiation detected by the scintillation means; second photodetection means capable of generating an electrical signal indicative of the position of the radiation in the radiation pattern; and means for optically coupling the scintillation means to the second photodetection means. The photodetection means are electrically connected to control and storage means which may also be used to screen out noise by rejecting a signal from one photodetection means not synchronized to a signal from the other photodetection means; and also to screen out signals from scattered radiation. 6 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7071800
Patent Number(s):
5118934 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-562299
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-083124
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 3 Aug 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; GAMMA DETECTION; SCINTILLATOR-PHOTODIODE DETECTORS; X-RAY DETECTION; IMAGES; POSITION SENSITIVE DETECTORS; SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO; DETECTION; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; RADIATION DETECTION; RADIATION DETECTORS; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; 440101* - Radiation Instrumentation- General Detectors or Monitors & Radiometric Instruments

Citation Formats

Hailey, C.J., and Ziock, K.P. Fiber fed x-ray/gamma ray imaging apparatus. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Hailey, C.J., & Ziock, K.P. Fiber fed x-ray/gamma ray imaging apparatus. United States.
Hailey, C.J., and Ziock, K.P. Tue . "Fiber fed x-ray/gamma ray imaging apparatus". United States.
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title = {Fiber fed x-ray/gamma ray imaging apparatus},
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abstractNote = {X-ray/gamma ray imaging apparatus is disclosed for detecting the position, energy, and intensity of x-ray/gamma ray radiation comprising scintillation means disposed in the path of such radiation and capable of generating photons in response to such radiation; first photodetection means optically bonded to the scintillation means and capable of generating an electrical signal indicative of the intensity, and energy of the radiation detected by the scintillation means; second photodetection means capable of generating an electrical signal indicative of the position of the radiation in the radiation pattern; and means for optically coupling the scintillation means to the second photodetection means. The photodetection means are electrically connected to control and storage means which may also be used to screen out noise by rejecting a signal from one photodetection means not synchronized to a signal from the other photodetection means; and also to screen out signals from scattered radiation. 6 figs.},
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year = {1992},
month = {6}
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