17 March 2011 Complete erasing of ghost images caused by deeply trapped electrons on computed radiography plates
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Proceedings Volume 7961, Medical Imaging 2011: Physics of Medical Imaging; 79614Q (2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877970
Event: SPIE Medical Imaging, 2011, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida, United States
Abstract
The ghost images, i.e., latent image that is unerasable with visible light (LIunVL) and reappearing image appeared on computed radiography (CR) plates were completely erased by simultaneous exposing them to filtered ultraviolet light and visible light. Three different types of CR plates (Agfa, Kodak, and Fuji) were irradiated with 50 kV X-ray beams in the dose range 8.1 mGy to 8.0 Gy, and then conventionally erased for 2 h with visible light. The remaining LIunVL could be erased by repeating 6 h simultaneous exposures to filtered ultraviolet light and visible light. After the sixth round of exposure, all the LIunVL in the three types of CR plates were erased to the same level as in an unirradiated plate and no latent images reappeared after storage at 0°C for 14 days. The absorption spectra of deep centers were specified using polychromatic ultraviolet light from a deep-ultraviolet lamp. It was found that deep centers showed a dominant peak in the absorption spectra at around 324 nm for the Agfa and Kodak plates, and at around 320 nm for the Fuji plate, in each case followed by a few small peaks. After completely erasing CR plates, these peaks were no longer observed.
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H. Ohuchi, Y. Kondo, "Complete erasing of ghost images caused by deeply trapped electrons on computed radiography plates", Proc. SPIE 7961, Medical Imaging 2011: Physics of Medical Imaging, 79614Q (17 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877970; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.877970
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