Monochromatic X-ray beams are desirable in various fields of diagnostic radiology. We are investigating an imaging system based on a narrow energy band X-ray source for mammography application. The narrow energy band is obtained by making use of a mosaic crystal that reflects X-rays from a conventional X-ray tube via Bragg diffraction. In this paper the characteristics of the system in terms of energy resolution and fluence rate are reported. Small field (1.1 x 3.0 cm(2)) radiographs of Plexiglas phantoms with a thickness up to 3.6 cm have been obtained with 18, 20 and 22 keV quasi-monochromatic beams. The field size is limited by the crystal size along one dimension and by the desired energy spread along the other one. A digital imaging system has been used to correct for non-uniformity of the X-ray beam.
|Autori interni:||DEL GUERRA, ALBERTO|
|Autori:||GAMBACCINI M; TAIBI A; DEL GUERRA A; FRONTERA F; MARZIANI M|
|Titolo:||NARROW ENERGY-BAND X-RAYS VIA MOSAIC CRYSTAL FOR MAMMOGRAPHY APPLICATION|
|Anno del prodotto:||1995|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/0168-9002(95)00431-9|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|