Dose reduction using photon counting X-ray imaging

Francke T., Eklund M., Ericsson L., Kristoffersson T., Peskov V., Rantanen J., ...More

Medical Imaging 2001 Conference, California, United States Of America, 18 - 22 February 2001, vol.4320, pp.127-132 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 4320
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.430920
  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-132
  • Keywords: X-ray imaging, photon counting, low dose, high resolution, MAMMOGRAPHY, SYSTEM
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Radiation dose to the patient, contrast and position resolution are important quality factors in medical X-ray imaging. A novel technique for digital X-ray imaging has been developed, using photon counting with high signal-to-noise ratios for single X-ray photons. The novel technique allows a significant dose reduction over screen-film systems, as well as a high contrast and good position resolution.