Portable CdTe detection system for mammographic X-ray spectroscopy
- Autori: LA MANNA, A.; Abbene, L.; Fauci, F.; Gerardi, G.; Raso, G.; S., D.; L., B.; S., S.
- Anno di pubblicazione: 2006
- Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
- Parole Chiave: SPECTRA
- OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/12673
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.