Energy-discriminating X-ray computed tomography system utilizing a cadmium telluride detector

Eiichi Sato, Purkhet Abderyim, Toshiyuki Enomoto, Manabu Watanabe, Keitaro Hitomi, Kiyomi Takahasi, Shigehiro Sato, Akira Ogawae, Jun Onagawa

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An energy-discriminating K-edge X-ray computed tomography (CT) system is useful for increasing contrast resolution of a target region utilizing contrast media and for reducing the absorbed dose for patients. The CT system is of the first-generation type with a cadmium telluride (CdTe) detector, and a projection curve is obtained by translation scanning using the CdTe detector in conjunction with an x-stage. An object is rotated by the rotation step angle using a turntable between the translation scans. Thus, CT is carried out by repeating the translation scanning and the rotation of an object. Penetrating X-ray photons from the object are detected by the CdTe detector, and event signals of X-ray photons are produced using charge-sensitive and shaping amplifiers. Both the photon energy and the energy width are selected by use of a multi-channel analyzer, and the number of photons is counted by a counter card. Demonstration of enhanced iodine K-edge X-ray CT was carried out by selecting photons with energies just beyond the iodine K-edge energy of 33.2 keV.

ジャーナルNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
出版ステータスPublished - 2010 7 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 核物理学および高エネルギー物理学
  • 器械工学


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