The aim of this work is to investigate the relationship between contrast and energy resolution of a quasi-monochromatic X-ray system based on Bragg diffraction on a mosaic crystal. Three different energies have been considered: 18, 22 and 26 keV. A commercial phantom containing large and small area details and a digital detector have been used. Results show that for large area details and for a certain value of energy, the energy spread of the incident X-ray beams produces a small reduction of the contrast, while for small area details the high reduction of the contrast is principally due to the spatial resolution properties of the system.

Dependence of image quality on energy spread for a Bragg diffraction based radiography system / P. Baldelli, A. Bacci, U. Bottigli, M. Ferrario, M. Gambaccini, D. Giulietti, B. Golosio, C. Maroli, P. Oliva, V. Petrillo, L. Serafini, S. Stumbo, A. Taibi, P. Tomassini, C. Vaccarezza. - In: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT. - ISSN 0168-9002. - 580:2(2007), pp. 986-989.

Dependence of image quality on energy spread for a Bragg diffraction based radiography system

C. Maroli;V. Petrillo;
2007

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The aim of this work is to investigate the relationship between contrast and energy resolution of a quasi-monochromatic X-ray system based on Bragg diffraction on a mosaic crystal. Three different energies have been considered: 18, 22 and 26 keV. A commercial phantom containing large and small area details and a digital detector have been used. Results show that for large area details and for a certain value of energy, the energy spread of the incident X-ray beams produces a small reduction of the contrast, while for small area details the high reduction of the contrast is principally due to the spatial resolution properties of the system.
Energy resolution; Image quality; Monochromatic X-rays
Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia
Settore FIS/07 - Fisica Applicata(Beni Culturali, Ambientali, Biol.e Medicin)
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