Artículos de revistas
Response functions of Si(Li), SDD and CdTe detectors for mammographic x-ray spectroscopy
APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES, v. 70, n. 7, pp. 1355-1359, JUL, 2012
Cunha, D. M.
Poletti, M. E.
In this work, the energy response functions of Si(Li), SDD and CdTe detectors were studied in the mammographic energy range through Monte Carlo simulation. The code was modified to take into account carrier transport effects and the finite detector energy resolution. The results obtained show that all detectors exhibit good energy response at low energies. The most important corrections for each detector were discussed, and the corrected mammographic x-ray spectra obtained with each one were compared. Results showed that all detectors provided similar corrected spectra, and, therefore, they could be used to accurate mammographic x-ray spectroscopy. Nevertheless, the SDD is particularly suitable for clinic mammographic x-ray spectroscopy due to the easier correction procedure and portability. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.