Improvement of an X-ray imaging detector based on a scintillating guides screen
2002 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, Vol. 487, no 1-2, 129-135 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An X-ray imaging detector has been developed for dental applications. The principle of this detector is based on application of a silicon charge coupled device covered by a scintillating wave-guide screen. Previous studies of such a detector showed promising results concerning the spatial resolution but low performance in terms of signal to noise ratio (SNR) and sensitivity. Recent results confirm the wave-guiding properties of the matrix and show improvement of the detector in terms of response uniformity, sensitivity and SNR. The present study is focussed on the fabrication of the scintillating screen where the principal idea is to fill a matrix of Si pores with a CsI scintillator. The photoluminescence technique was used to prove the wave-guiding property of the matrix and to inspect the filling uniformity of the pores. The final detector was characterized by X-ray evaluation in terms of spatial resolution, light output and SNR. A sensor with a spatial resolution of 9 LP/mm and a SNR over 50 has been achieved using a standard dental X-ray source and doses in the order of those used at the moment by dentists (around 25 mR).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 487, no 1-2, 129-135 p.
dental imaging, pixel detector, scintillating screen, CsI(Tl), X-rays, silicon, pores
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-21771DOI: 10.1016/S0168-9002(02)00956-7ISI: 000177177500021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-21771DiVA: diva2:340469
QC 20100825. Konferens: 3rd International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors,
OROSEI, ITALY, SEP 23-27, 2001.2010-08-102010-08-102010-08-31Bibliographically approved