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Development and Validation of an X-ray Imaging Detector for Digital Radiography at Low Resolution


Abdiel Ramírez Reyes, Héctor Alejandro Trejo Mandujano and Uzziel Caldiño HerreraDepartment of Physics and Mathematics, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, Av. Del Charro 450 Nte. Col. Romero CP Party 32310, Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Gerardo Herrera Corral, Department of Physics of CINVESTAV-IPN, AP 14-740, Avenida Instituto Politécnico Nacional 2508, Col. San Pedro Zacatenco, Gustavo A. Madero, Mexico City, CP-07360, Mexico

Elsa Ordoñez CasanovaDepartment of Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, Av. Del Charro 450 Nte. Cabbage. Romero Party CP-32310, Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico


X-ray detector, Digital radiography, Scintillator, CCD image sensor, Spatial resolution


Digital X-ray detectors are required in different sciences and applications, however many high quality devices are expensive although high-resolution images are not always required. We present an easy way to build a detector capable of forming X-ray digital images and video with a very large area (18×18 cm2). The detector is formed by three main components: scintillator, optics lenses and CCD sensor. Basically, the device converts the X-rays into visible light which is then collected by the CCD sensor. The scintillator is Gadox type, from Carestream®, 18×18 cm2, regular type, lambda 547 nm. The optics lenses are generic, with manual focus and widely visual field….



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