Apr 01 2013

Optimal SNR versus tube voltage

Tag: NearOptimalPaper,Physics,softwareadmin @ 12:29 pm

In this post, I continue the discussion of my paper, “Near optimal energy selective x-ray imaging system performance with simple detectors.” I summarized many of the theoretical formulas in my last post. Here, I will discuss the formulas for the SNR with x-ray tube spectra with different voltages and different object thicknesses. I will present code to reproduce Figs. 7-9 of the paper. The results show that the energy-selective detectors have SNR that is approximately 4 times larger than the SNR with energy-integrating detectors, the detectors used in almost all conventional medical x-ray systems.

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Mar 12 2013

Summary ebook available

I have prepared an ebook that compiles and organizes the posts in this blog to today’s date. You can access it by sending me email:
Energy-selective x-ray imaging and other topics.

I plan to update the book regularly and I will post an entry to the blog when an updated version is available.


Feb 02 2013

Status of discussion of “Near optimal …” paper

Tag: NearOptimalPaper,Noise,Physicsadmin @ 4:51 pm

In this post I will summarize where I stand in the discussion of my paper, “Near optimal energy selective x-ray imaging system performance with simple detectors.” You will find it useful to download a free copy of the paper to follow along with this discussion.

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