16 July 1981 Determination Of X-Ray Tube Potential (kV) Waveform By A Noninvasive Evaluation Of Radiation Output (NERO)
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Proceedings Volume 0273, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IX; (1981) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.931797
Event: Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine, 1981, San Francisco, United States
Abstract
A method has been developed to noninvasively measure the instantaneous potential (kV) applied to an x-ray tube. The method uses differentially filtered x-ray detectors whose outputs during the exposure are converted to digital signals and stored in a memory array. The conversions are made every 125 microseconds. After the exposure, a microprocessor calculates the ratios of the detector outputs; computes the kV waveform from stored calibration data; and digitally displays the kV value. A resolution of ±0.5 kV at 110 kV has been achieved.
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William E. Simon, William E. Simon, Doug Richards, Doug Richards, "Determination Of X-Ray Tube Potential (kV) Waveform By A Noninvasive Evaluation Of Radiation Output (NERO)", Proc. SPIE 0273, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IX, (16 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931797; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.931797
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