Standard Guide for Computed Radiology (Photostimulable Luminescence (PSL) Method)
|Publication Date:||10 May 2000|
|ICS Code (Optics and optical measurements in general):||17.180.01|
1.1 This guide covers practices and image quality measuring systems for the detection, display, and recording of CR data files. These data files, used in materials examination, are generated by penetrating radiation passing through the subject material and producing an image via a storage phosphor imaging plate. Although the described radiation sources are specifically X-ray and gamma-ray, the general concepts can be used for other radiation sources such as neutrons. The image detection and display techniques are nonfilm, but the use of a hard copy as a means for permanent recording of the image is not precluded.
1.2 This guide is for tutorial purposes only. It outlines the general principles of computed radiology (CR) imaging in which luminescence is emitted by a storage phosphor imaging plate, by means of photo stimulation after the detector has been penetrated by x-rays or gamma radiation.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific safety precautionary statements, see Section 7.