Monte Carlo simulation-based feasibility study of novel indirect flat panel detector system for removing scatter radiation

Yongsu Yoon, Junji Morishita, Min Seok Park, Hyunji Kim, Kihyun Kim, Jungmin Kim

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the feasibility of a novel indirect flat panel detector (FPD) system for removing scatter radiation. The substrate layer of our FPD system has a Pb net-like structure that matches the ineffective area and blocks the scatter radiation such that only primary X-rays reach the effective area on a thin-film transistor. To evaluate the performance of the proposed system, we used Monte Carlo simulations to derive the scatter fraction and contrast. The scatter fraction of the proposed system is lower than that of a parallel grid system, and the contrast is superior to that of a system without a grid. If the structure of the proposed FPD system is optimized with respect to the specifications of a specific detector, the purpose of the examination, and the energy range used, the FPD can be useful in diagnostic radiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-187
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica Medica
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Indirect flat panel detector
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Scatter radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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