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11 April 1996 Theoretical performance of amorphous silicon imagers in diagnostic radiology
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Flat-panel imaging arrays fabricated from hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) are being developed for application in diagnostic x-ray imaging. The potential performance of such imagers is analyzed by means of modeling the imaging system as a cascade of distinct gain and spreading stages. The relative number of image quanta at each stage in the system is represented in a quantum accounting diagram (QAD), and the detective quantum efficiency (DQE) of the imaging system under radiographic, fluoroscopic, and mammographic conditions is calculated. Such an analysis provides a means of quantitatively evaluating and optimizing imager performance for a given application.
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Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen, Larry E. Antonuk, and John Yorkston "Theoretical performance of amorphous silicon imagers in diagnostic radiology", Proc. SPIE 2708, Medical Imaging 1996: Physics of Medical Imaging, (11 April 1996);

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