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Title: SU-E-I-42: Some New Aspects of the Energy Weighting Technique

Purpose: The development in the last few years of photon-counting pixel detectors creates an important and significant opportunity for x-ray spectroscopy to be applied in diagnostics. The energy weighting technique was originally developed to obtain the maximum benefit from the spectroscopic information. In all previous published papers the concept of an energy weighting function was tested on relatively simple test objects having only two materials with different absorption coefficients. Methods: In this study the shape of the energy weighting function was investigated with a set of ten trabecular bone test objects each with a similar geometry and structure but with different attenuation properties. In previous publications it was determined that the function E-3 was a very good choice for the weighting function (wi). Results: The most important Result from this study was the discovery that a single function of the form E-b was not sufficient to explain the energy dependence of the different types of materials that might be used to describe common bodily tissues such as trabecular bone. It was also determined from the data contained in this paper that the exponent b is often significantly dependent upon the attenuation properties of the materials that were used to makemore » the test objects. Conclusion: Studies of the attenuation properties will be useful in further studies involving energy weighting.« less
Authors:
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  1. University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad Serbia (Serbia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493999
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Medical Physics; Journal Volume: 42; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2015 American Association of Physicists in Medicine; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; ABSORPTION; ATTENUATION; ENERGY DEPENDENCE; PHOTONS; TRABECULAR BONE; WEIGHTING FUNCTIONS; X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY