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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868326
Patent Number(s):
5118934
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fiber; fed; x-ray; gamma; ray; imaging; apparatus; disclosed; detecting; position; energy; intensity; radiation; comprising; scintillation; means; disposed; path; capable; generating; photons; response; photodetection; optically; bonded; electrical; signal; indicative; detected; pattern; coupling; electrically; connected; control; storage; screen; noise; rejecting; synchronized; signals; scattered; ray imaging; radiation pattern; detection means; means disposed; imaging apparatus; gamma ray; electrical signal; electrically connected; signal indicative; radiation comprising; scattered radiation; storage means; ray radiation; radiation detected; means capable; /250/

Citation Formats

Hailey, Charles J, and Ziock, Klaus-Peter. Fiber fed x-ray/gamma ray imaging apparatus. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Hailey, Charles J, & Ziock, Klaus-Peter. Fiber fed x-ray/gamma ray imaging apparatus. United States.
Hailey, Charles J, and Ziock, Klaus-Peter. Wed . "Fiber fed x-ray/gamma ray imaging apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868326.
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title = {Fiber fed x-ray/gamma ray imaging apparatus},
author = {Hailey, Charles J and Ziock, Klaus-Peter},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
}

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