24 July 1998 Advanced clinical KCD scanner for digital radiography
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One of the goals of medical imaging scientists and bioengineers remains the development of digital electronic technologies that can replace film-based methods of acquiring x-ray images. With the achievement of this goal, all diagnostic imaging technologies would be based on digital techniques with all the attending benefits. Based on the performance of numerous research prototype small-field and one large-field Kinestatic Charge Detector (KCD) system for digital radiography, a large-field clinical KCD scanner is currently being designed and built for technical evaluation and for clinical evaluation of 200 volunteer patients (including clinical comparisons with film, storage phosphor, and other available clinical systems). The state of development of this clinical KCD system, including detector, data-acquisition system and scanning gantry design, is reviewed in this paper.
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Frank A. DiBianca, Frank A. DiBianca, Keana M. Davis, Keana M. Davis, Lawrence M. Jordan, Lawrence M. Jordan, Joseph S. Laughter, Joseph S. Laughter, Anand Krishnamurthy, Anand Krishnamurthy, Bo Hu, Bo Hu, } "Advanced clinical KCD scanner for digital radiography", Proc. SPIE 3336, Medical Imaging 1998: Physics of Medical Imaging, (24 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317013; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.317013
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