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22 March 2010 Pixel electronic noise as a function of position in an active matrix flat panel imaging array
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We present an analysis of output referred pixel electronic noise as a function of position in the active matrix array for both active and passive pixel architectures. Three different noise sources for Active Pixel Sensor (APS) arrays are considered: readout period noise, reset period noise and leakage current noise of the reset TFT during readout. For the state-of-the-art Passive Pixel Sensor (PPS) array, the readout noise of the TFT switch is considered. Measured noise results are obtained by modeling the array connections with RC ladders on a small in-house fabricated prototype. The results indicate that the pixels in the rows located in the middle part of the array have less random electronic noise at the output of the off-panel charge amplifier compared to the ones in rows at the two edges of the array. These results can help optimize for clearer images as well as help define the region-of-interest with the best signal-to-noise ratio in an active matrix digital flat panel imaging array.
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Mohammad Y, Yazdandoost, Dali Wu, and Karim S. Karim "Pixel electronic noise as a function of position in an active matrix flat panel imaging array", Proc. SPIE 7622, Medical Imaging 2010: Physics of Medical Imaging, 76221L (22 March 2010);


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