To study the noise characteristics of the Sens-A-Ray (Regam Medical Systems AB, Sundsvall, Sweden) system, 20 radiographs were obtained at each of three different exposure levels at 70 and 90 kVp with a homogeneous x-ray field. Exposures were measured with an ionization chamber. Noise power spectra were calculated over three areas within each radiograph, and ensemble averages were subsequently found from 60 data files at each exposure level. Noise equivalent quanta were calculated with the noise power spectra and modulation transfer function data from previous studies. Finally, the detective quantum efficiency was calculated by dividing the noise equivalent quanta by the estimated incident photon fluence at the different exposures. The system has a maximum detective quantum efficiency of approximately 0.030 at 70 kVp and 0.025 at 90 kVp. A broad maximum exists at approximately 2 cycles/mm, indicating that the signal-to-noise ratio is most favorable at this spatial frequency.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and|
|State||Published - Sep 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery