A single-photon CCD-based setup for in situ measurement of the X-ray spectrum of mammographic units
Authors: Labate L., Levato T., Galimberti M., Giulietti A., Giulietti D., Sanna M., Traino C., Lazzeri M., Gizzi LA.
Autors Affiliation: Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory, IPCF, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Area della Ricerca di Pisa, via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy;
Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita` di Pisa, Italy;
U.O. Fisica Sanitaria, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy
Abstract: A technique enabling in situ measurements of the spectrum of X-ray tubes employed in mammographic screenings is described. The technique involves the use of a commercially available CCD camera and a set of metal foils and is particularly useful to perform a fast evaluation of the spectral properties of a Mo anode mammographic system operating at standard flux levels. A description of the detector calibration procedure is first given, followed by a discussion of the study and choice of an appropriate set of X-ray attenuation foils. Finally, the use of the system for a spectroscopic characterization of a mammographic system is reported. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Journal/Review: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
Volume: 594 (2) Pages from: 278 to: 282
KeyWords: X-ray spectroscopy; mammography; quality control; CCD detectors; DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2008.06.035Citations: 12data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2021-08-01References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here