Publications [#64071] of James T. Dobbins

Papers Published
  1. Floyd, C.E., Jr. and Chotas, H.G. and Dobbins, J.T., III and Ravin, C.E., Quantitative radiographic imaging using a photostimulable phosphor system, Med. Phys. (USA), vol. 17 no. 3 (1990), pp. 454 - 9 [1.596569] .

    Abstract:
    The authors have evaluated a photostimulable phosphor X-ray imaging system [Philips Computed Radiography (PCR) system] for use in quantification of X-ray exposure in diagnostic radiography. An exponential function was fitted to a data yielding quantitative X-ray exposure values as a function of digital pixel values. The authors investigated several factors that affect the accuracy of exposure measurement using the PCR including repeatability, background noise as a function of time delay between plate erasure and use, sensitivity variation between different plates, nonuniformity of sensitivity within a plate, decay of the latent image between time of exposure and readout (observed as a change in sensitivity), and the accuracy with which the (exponential) calibration function yields exposure values as a function of digital pixel values. The calibration was performed over the exposure range from 5.1×10-9 to 2.0×10-5 C/kg (0.02-75 mR). The accuracy of exposure measurements made with a single imaging plate is between 1.6% and 4.2%. If measurements from several plates are involved, the uncertainty in the final measurements from several plates are involved, the uncertainty in the final measurement will be between 5% and 5.9%