Computational toolset for X-ray spectral analysis

Cheol Soon Shon, Ho Kyung Kim, Min Kook Cho, Min Ho Cheong, Chang Hwy Lim, Jung Min Kim

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Abstract

We have designed a computational tool for generating X-ray photon spectra for a range of applications both in diagnostic radiology and mammography. As a library, we have adapted the spectral data based on the interpolating polynomials methods by Boone et al [5,6] as well as the computer data files given by Cranley et al [8]. The attenuated spectra for element or compound materials can be calculated based on the mass-attenuation coefficients from NIST (National Institute of Science and Technology which were also incorporated as a database. Furthermore, a function that a user can generate any filter material by editing the NIST data has been implemented. Parameters related to the beam quality, such as mean photon energy, fluence, exposure, half-value layer (HVL), etc., are considered as important outputs. All of functions and database are integrated in a form of graphical user interface (GUI) by using Microsoft Visual C++™. This self-developed spectrum-generating code can be usefully served to design X-ray sensors. In this study, we have applied the code to estimate quantum efficiency and charge collection efficiency in various detector materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1060-1065
Number of pages6
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume321-323 II
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 12

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Spectrum analysis
X rays
Photons
Mammography
Radiology
Beam quality
Graphical user interfaces
Quantum efficiency
Polynomials
Detectors
Sensors

Keywords

  • Charge Collection
  • Efficiency
  • Quantum Efficiency
  • X-ray Spectrum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Shon, C. S., Kim, H. K., Cho, M. K., Cheong, M. H., Lim, C. H., & Kim, J. M. (2006). Computational toolset for X-ray spectral analysis. Key Engineering Materials, 321-323 II, 1060-1065.

Computational toolset for X-ray spectral analysis. / Shon, Cheol Soon; Kim, Ho Kyung; Cho, Min Kook; Cheong, Min Ho; Lim, Chang Hwy; Kim, Jung Min.

In: Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 321-323 II, 12.10.2006, p. 1060-1065.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shon, CS, Kim, HK, Cho, MK, Cheong, MH, Lim, CH & Kim, JM 2006, 'Computational toolset for X-ray spectral analysis', Key Engineering Materials, vol. 321-323 II, pp. 1060-1065.
Shon CS, Kim HK, Cho MK, Cheong MH, Lim CH, Kim JM. Computational toolset for X-ray spectral analysis. Key Engineering Materials. 2006 Oct 12;321-323 II:1060-1065.
Shon, Cheol Soon ; Kim, Ho Kyung ; Cho, Min Kook ; Cheong, Min Ho ; Lim, Chang Hwy ; Kim, Jung Min. / Computational toolset for X-ray spectral analysis. In: Key Engineering Materials. 2006 ; Vol. 321-323 II. pp. 1060-1065.
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