Scintillating optical fibers in mammography

G. Gennaro, M. Malvestio, G. Zanella, R. Zannoni

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Measurements of the MTF and the DQE, on images obtained using a scintillating glass optical fiber system coupled to a mammography film, are displayed in comparison with the measurements obtained by a standard mammography cassette using the same film and the same X-ray dose. The final results are favourable to the scintillating fibers. The use of a CCD read-out in the place of the mammography film is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-572
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 21 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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