Large-area flat-panel amorphous silicon imagers

Larry E. Antonuk, J. Boudry, Y. El-Mohri, W. Huang, J. H. Siewerdsen, John Yorkston, Robert A. Street

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Abstract

Flat-panel x-ray imaging arrays based upon thin-film electronics are increasingly under development and investigation for a variety of applications. Our research has progressed to the point where three large area designs have now been fabricated, including a new 26 × 26 cm 2 array. These arrays are the largest self-scanning, solid-state imaging arrays thus far reported. In all probability, they represent only the first examples of an entirely new class of real-time imaging devices whose properties offer significant advantages over current radiographic and fluoroscopic x-ray technologies. A general overview of the current state of this emerging imaging technology is presented. Our large area array designs are described and x- ray images from a high resolution array are presented. Future challenges as well as anticipated trends and developments are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsRichard L. Van Metter, Jacob Beutel
Pages216-227
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging 1995: Physics of Medical Imaging - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 26 1995Feb 27 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2432
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherMedical Imaging 1995: Physics of Medical Imaging
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period2/26/952/27/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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