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6 October 1999 Fan-beam monochromatic x-ray CT using fluorescent x rays excited by synchrotron radiation
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Monochromatic x-ray CT has several advantages over conventional CT, which utilizes bremsstrahlung white x-rays from an x-ray tube. Although various types of monochromatic x-ray CT systems using synchrotron radiation have been developed using a parallel x-ray beam for imaging of small samples with a high spatial resolution, imaging of large objects such as the human body have not been developed yet. We have developed a fan-beam monochromatic x-ray CT using fluorescent x-rays generated by irradiating metal targets by synchrotron radiation. A CdTe linear array detector of 512 mm sensitive width was used in the photon counting mode. We made phantom experiments using fluorescent x-rays ranging from 32 to 75 keV. Monochromatic x-ray CT images of a cylindrical lucite phantom filled with several contrast media have been obtained. Measured CT numbers are compared with linear attenuation coefficients, and they showed a good linearity over a wide range of contrast media concentrations.
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Fukai Toyofuku, Kenji Tokumori, Shigenobu Kanda, Yoshiharu Higashida, Masafumi Ohki, Tetsuji Cho, Katsuyuki Nishimura, Kazuyuki Hyodo, Masami Ando, and Chikao Uyama "Fan-beam monochromatic x-ray CT using fluorescent x rays excited by synchrotron radiation", Proc. SPIE 3770, Medical Applications of Penetrating Radiation, (6 October 1999);

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