A theoretical model for determination of the optimal irradiation conditions for computerised tomography
1995 (English)In: Insight (Northampton), ISSN 1354-2575, Vol. 37, no 12, 978-985 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Image quality in Computerised Tomography (CT) depends strongly on the quality of the CT-projection data. These depend on sample composition and geometry, contrasting details within the sample and the equipment used, i.e. X-ray spectra, filtration, detector response and geometry. This paper focuses on the problem of selecting the optimal physical parameters to maximise the signal-to-noise in CT projection data (SNRCT) between a contrasting detail and the surrounding sample for CT-scanners equipped with poly-energetic X-ray sources (conventional X-ray tubes) and energy-integrating detector systems (image intensifier and optical video chain). The work includes the derivation and verification ofa theoretical model for SNRCT which can be used for predicting the optimal physical parameters for specific imaging tasks. It is shown that simplified calculations valid for mono-energetic X-ray sources and/or photon counting detectors do not correctly predict the optimal settings. This study also includes measurements of the actual X-ray source and photon transport Monte Carlo simulations of the response of the detector system.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1995. Vol. 37, no 12, 978-985 p.
Non destructive test ; Optimization ; Tomography ; Image quality ; Filtration ; Experimental study ; Optical method ; X ray irradiation ; Verification ; Measurement method ; Numerical method ; Numerical convergence
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13565OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13565DiVA: diva2:20965