23 December 1976 Determination Of Diagnostic X-Ray Spectra From Ionization Chamber Measurements
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Proceedings Volume 0096, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine V; (1976) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965390
Event: Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine V, 1976, Washington, D.C., United States
Abstract
The x-ray spectrum of a diagnostic x-ray unit has a fundamental influence on the performance of the unit, i.e., the required patient exposure and image quality. This article describes a method of obtaining approximate spectral distributions from computer analysis of ionization chamber measurements of attenuation of the beam by a standard material. The results are compared with measurements made under identical conditions with a lithium drifted silicon solid state spectrometer. The value of attenuation analysis data for radiologic physics calculations and possible modifications of the technique are discussed.
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J. O. Barnes, J. O. Barnes, J. Y. Ting, J. Y. Ting, P. N. Shrivastava, P. N. Shrivastava, } "Determination Of Diagnostic X-Ray Spectra From Ionization Chamber Measurements", Proc. SPIE 0096, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine V, (23 December 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.965390; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.965390
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