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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Wheaton, IL)
  2. (Ann Arbor, MI)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871491
Patent Number(s):
5742659
Assignee:
Universities Research Assoc., Inc. (Washington, DC) FNAL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
resolution; biomedical; imaging; direct; detection; x-rays; via; charge; coupled; device; provided; irradiated; biological; tissue; energy; source; emitting; ccd; located; immediately; adjacent; arranged; transverse; direction; irradiation; travel; directly; receives; detects; passing; divided; matrix; cells; individually; stores; count; detected; cell; pattern; generator; electrically; reading; display; displaying; image; representative; direct detection; charge coupled; coupled device; energy source; immediately adjacent; biological tissue; display device; electrically coupled; medical imaging; biomedical imaging; /378/250/

Citation Formats

Atac, Muzaffer, and McKay, Timothy A. High resolution biomedical imaging system with direct detection of x-rays via a charge coupled device. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Atac, Muzaffer, & McKay, Timothy A. High resolution biomedical imaging system with direct detection of x-rays via a charge coupled device. United States.
Atac, Muzaffer, and McKay, Timothy A. Thu . "High resolution biomedical imaging system with direct detection of x-rays via a charge coupled device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871491.
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title = {High resolution biomedical imaging system with direct detection of x-rays via a charge coupled device},
author = {Atac, Muzaffer and McKay, Timothy A.},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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