Portable CdTe detection system for mammographic X-ray spectroscopy

Leonardo Abbene, Giuseppe Raso, Gaetano Gerardi, Francesco Fauci, Stumbo, Raso, L. Barone Tonghi, Del Sordo, Gerardi, Francesco Fauci

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Abstract

This paper describes a portable apparatus to be utilized in mammographic X-ray spectroscopy under clinical conditions. The system, based on a CdTe solid-state detector, is able to directly measure mammographic X-ray tube spectra. Good system response to monoenergetic photons was measured using X-ray and γ-ray calibration sources (109Cd and 241Am). The measured molybdenum X-ray spectra, in agreement with simulated spectra, show the good spectral capability of the system also at high photon fluence rates, as typical of clinical mammography. Low tailing, no secondary X-ray escape and low pile-up distortions in the measured spectra indicate that this portable system is suitable for mammographic X-ray spectroscopy. © Società Italiana di Fisica.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)361-367
Numero di pagine7
RivistaLA RIVISTA DEL NUOVO CIMENTO DELLA SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DI FISICA
Volume29
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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