Calibration and equivalency analysis of image plate scanners

Jackson Williams, G.; Maddox, Brian R.; Hui Chen; Kojima, Sadaoki; Millecchia, Matthew
November 2014
Review of Scientific Instruments;2014, Vol. 85 Issue 11, p1
Academic Journal
A universal procedure was developed to calibrate image plate scanners using radioisotope sources. Techniques to calibrate scanners and sources, as well as cross-calibrate scanner models, are described to convert image plate dosage into physical units. This allows for the direct comparison of quantitative data between any facility and scanner. An empirical relation was also derived to establish sensitivity response settings for arbitrary gain settings. In practice, these methods may be extended to any image plate scanning system.


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