Photon counting x-ray imaging with K-edge filtered x-rays: A simulation study

ATAK H. , Shikhaliev P. M.

MEDICAL PHYSICS, cilt.43, ss.1385-1400, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1118/1.4941742
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1385-1400


Purpose: In photon counting (PC) x-ray imaging and computed tomography (CT), the broad x-ray spectrum can be split into two parts using an x-ray filter with appropriate K-edge energy, which can improve material decomposition. Recent experimental study has demonstrated substantial improvement in material decomposition with PC CT when K-edge filtered x-rays were used. The purpose of the current work was to conduct further investigations of the K-edge filtration method using comprehensive simulation studies.