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17 March 2005 Demonstration of flash K-edge angiography utilizing gadolinium-based contrast medium
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Proceedings Volume 5580, 26th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics; (2005) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.581179
Event: 26th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, 2004, Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Abstract
The high-voltage condensers in a polarity-inversion two-stage Marx surge generator are charged from -50 to -70 kV by a power supply, and the electric charges in the condensers are discharged to an x-ray tube after closing gap switches in the surge generator with a trigger device. The x-ray tube is a demountable diode, and the turbomolecular pump evacuates air from the tube with a pressure of approximately 1 mPa. Tungsten characteristic x rays can be produced, since the tube utilizes a disk cathode and a rod target, and bremsstrahlung rays are not emitted in the opposite direction to that of electron acceleration. At a charging voltage of -70 kV, the instantaneous tube voltage and current were 140 kV and 1.0 kA, respectively. The x-ray pulse widths were approximately 90 ns, and the estimated number of K photons was approximately 5×108 photons/cm2 per pulse at 0.5 m from the source of 3.0 mm in diameter.
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Eiichi Sato, Michiaki Sagae, Haruo Obara, Rudolf Germer, Etsuro Tanaka, Hidezo Mori, Toshiaki Kawai, Toshio Ichimaru, Shigehiro Sato, Hidenori Ojima, Kazuhiro Takayama, and Hideaki Ido "Demonstration of flash K-edge angiography utilizing gadolinium-based contrast medium", Proc. SPIE 5580, 26th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (17 March 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.581179
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