X-ray imaging with the PILATUS 100k detector

M. Bech, O. Bunk, C. David, P. Kraft, C. Brönnimann, E. F. Eikenberry, F. Pfeiffer

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Abstract

We report on the application of the PILATUS 100K pixel detector for medical imaging. Experimental results are presented in the form of X-ray radiographs using standard X-ray absorption contrast and a recently developed phase contrast imaging method. The results obtained with the PILATUS detector are compared to results obtained with a conventional X-ray imaging system consisting of an X-ray scintillation screen, lens optics, and a charge coupled device. Finally, the results for both systems are discussed more quantitatively based on an image power spectrum analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)474-478
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Direct conversion
  • Pixel detector
  • X-ray imaging
  • X-ray phase contrast

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