New computed radiography using scanning laser stimulated luminescence
This short paper summarizes the basic concept and the technology of a new computed radiographic system which uses an energy-storage phosphorus panel called “Imaging Plate” as an image sensor. The “Imaging Plate” can be used to obtain radiographs in exactly the same way as the screen-film combination is used in conventional radiography. The system eliminates the drawbacks of conventional screen-film radiography by combining digital image processing and digitization of the x-ray energy pattern utilizing scanning laser stimulated luminescence.
KeywordsComputed radiography image processing laser stimulable phosphorus compounds
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