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Title: On the response of a europium doped phosphor-coated CMOS digital imaging detector
Authors: Σεφέρης, Ιωάννης Ε.
Μιχαήλ, Χρήστος Μ.
Βαλαής, Ιωάννης Γ.
Φούντος, Γεώργιος Π.
Καλύβας, Νεκτάριος Ι.
Contributors: Στρωματία, Φωτεινή
Οικονόμου, Γ.
Κανδαράκης, Ιωάννης Σ.
Παναγιωτάκης, Γεώργιος Σ.
Item type: Journal article
Keywords: Imaging systems--Image quality--Congresses;Scintillating detectors;Ποιότητα εικόνας;Σπινθηροβόλοι ανιχνευτές
Subjects: Medicine
Issue Date: 20-Jan-2015
Date of availability: 20-Jan-2015
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
Abstract: Purpose The purpose of the present study was to assess the information content of a high resolution active pixel CMOS imaging sensor coupled to Gd2O2S:Eu phosphor screens in terms of single index image quality metrics such as the information capacity (IC) and the noise equivalent passband (Ne). Methods The CMOS sensor was coupled to two Gd2O2S:Eu scintillator screens with coating thicknesses of 33.3 and 65.1 mg/cm2. IC and Ne were obtained by means of experimentally determined parameters such as the modulation transfer function (MTF), the detective quantum efficiency (DQE) and the noise equivalent quanta (NEQ). Measurements were performed using the standard IEC-RQA5 radiation beam quality (70 kVp) and a W/Rh beam quality (28 kVp). Results It was found that the detector response function was linear for the exposure ranges under investigation. At 70 kVp, under the RQA 5 conditions IC values were found to range between 1730 and 1851 bits/mm2 and Ne values were found between 2.28 and 2.52 mm−1. At 28 kVp the corresponding IC values were found to range between 2535 and 2747 bits/mm2, while the Ne values were found between 5.91 and 7.09 mm−1. Conclusion IC and Ne of the red emitting phosphor/CMOS sensor combination were found with high values suggesting an acceptable imaging performance in terms of information content and sharpness, for X-ray digital imaging.
Language: English
Citation: Seferis, I., Michail, C., Valais, I., Fountos, G., Kalyvas, N., et al. (November 2013). On the response of a europium doped phosphor-coated CMOS digital imaging detector. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A. vol. 729. pp. 307–315. Available from: [Accessed 19/07/2013]
Journal: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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