Accession Number : ADA323826
Title : Development of a High Resolution Digital Mammography System.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Aug 94-14 Nov 96,
Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE
Personal Author(s) : Walker, James K. ; Jing, Zhenxue
PDF Url : ADA323826
Report Date : DEC 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 47
Abstract : The primary goal of this predoctoral fellowship research project is to investigate the use of a plastic scintillating fiber screen (SFS) as the x-ray-to-light conversion material in a scanning slot x-ray imaging detector for mammography. Methods to maximize the scintillation light generation and output from an SFS will be developed. An SFS with optimized imaging performance will be constructed. A prototype scanning slot digital mammography detector based on the optimized SFS will be constructed, and its imaging performance will be evaluated.
Descriptors : *HIGH RESOLUTION, *BREAST CANCER, *MAMMOGRAPHY, FIBER OPTICS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, RADIATION, SCATTERING, OPTIMIZATION, LIGHT, X RAYS, IMAGES, SCINTILLATION.
Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE