Optimum x-ray spectra for mammography: choice of K-edge filters for tungsten anode tubes

@article{McDonagh1984OptimumXS,
  title={Optimum x-ray spectra for mammography: choice of K-edge filters for tungsten anode tubes},
  author={C P McDonagh and J L Leake and S A Beaman},
  journal={Physics in Medicine \& Biology},
  year={1984},
  volume={29},
  pages={249 - 252}
}
The experiments reported show that if the optimum energies calculated by D. Dance and G. Day (see Proc. Seminar Patient Exposure Med. x-ray Diag., Munich, Germany, p.227-44, 1981), based on maximum signal noise ratio are taken as the criterion, a tungsten anode tube with appropriate K-edge filtration can be used successfully for the entire range of breast thicknesses. Such a system would be preferred to a molybdenum-filtered, molybdenum-anode unit for breast thicknesses greater than 5 cm and… 

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  • Proc. Seminar on Patient Exposure in Medical X-ray Diagnosis
  • 1981