15 March 1998 Real-time x-ray imaging with flat panels
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To provide real-time x-ray imaging, industry relies almost entirely on the combination of the x-ray image intensifier and the high-performance television camera. Although these devices have ben pushed to remarkable degrees of performance, they remain complex electro-optical assemblies with significant built-in errors, instabilities and degradation mechanisms. We describe a replacement for these system utilizing as a sensor a large array of amorphous silicon photodiodes and thin-film switching transistors. Specifically, the equipment described is a replacement for a 9-inch dual-mode x-ray image intensifier with a high performance 2000-line digital tv camera capable of operating in both real-time video radioscopic and high-performance radiographic modes.
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David L. Gilblom, David L. Gilblom, Richard E. Colbeth, Richard E. Colbeth, Mark Batts, Mark Batts, Bruce Meyer, Bruce Meyer, } "Real-time x-ray imaging with flat panels", Proc. SPIE 3399, Process Control and Sensors for Manufacturing, (15 March 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.302556; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.302556

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