Flat-Panel Detectors with Avalanche Gain
Use of photons to create an electrically charged matrix and produce higher quality images Background: Active matrix flat-panel imagers (AMFPI) based on active matrix thin film transistor (TFT) arrays are the most promising technology for digital x-ray imaging due to their compact size, rapid readout, and better imaging performance than screen films. Technology Overview: A flat panel detector, comprising of a phosphor screen for receiving x-rays and converting the x-rays into optical photons, produce electrical charges from the photons and create an active matrix for detecting electrical charges. This allows for a system to generate good image quality at a very low dose. Advantages: -Better imaging quality
-Deeper reach in areas of dense skin tissue
-More accurate Applications: -Cancer research
-Cancer Intellectual Property Summary: Stage of Development: 2006-0054835 Licensing Potential: Licensing Status: Available for licensing. 050-7716 Additional Information: flat panel,detector,matrix,thin film,films,thin film transistor,tft,array,digital,x-ray,rays,x-ray imaging,phosphors,optical,photon,electrical,skin,cancer,cancer research,radiation,radiation therapy,charged,skin tissue,tissue,transistor,flat-panel https://stonybrook.technologypublisher.com/files/sites/habqopsctswtmkuskbqm_dereo_flat_panel_detector.jpg DeReO Flat panel detector. Source: Wikimedia/RadXman, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DeReO_Flat_panel_detector.jpg, CC BY SA 3.0.