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X-ray scattering cross sections for molecules, plastics, tissues, and few biological materials

Rao, Donepudi Venkateswara and Takeda, Tohoru and Itai, Yuji and Akatsuka, Takao and Cesareo, Roberto and Brunetti, Antonio (2002) X-ray scattering cross sections for molecules, plastics, tissues, and few biological materials. Journal of Trace and Microprobe Techniques, Vol. 20 (3), p. 327-361. eISSN 1532-2270. Article.

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DOI: 10.1081/TMA-120006681


Compton and Rayleigh scattering cross sections for bone, bakelite, polycarbonate, nylon, lucite, polystyrene, polyethylene, water, glycogen, fat, calcium hydroxyapatite and protein are calculated for various monoenergetic Kα X-ray energies covering the angular region from 0 to 180° using non-relativistic, relativistic, relativistic modified and molecular form factors and the non-relativistic incoherent scattering function. The scattered radiation from these materials will be very useful to develop a semianalytic model to investigate the potential applications of X-ray scatter imaging. The scatter model can be used as a tool for designing and optimizing X-ray imaging system. However, one particular area of interest is in Monte Carlo simulation of photon transport in applications to medical physics and radiography.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:5203
Uncontrolled Keywords:Scattering cross sections, molecules, plastics, tissues, few biological materials, computerized tomography, medical radiation physics, Monte Carlo, weakly and strongly attenuating materials
Subjects:Area 02 - Scienze fisiche > FIS/07 Fisica applicata (a beni culturali, ambientali, biologia e medicina)
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 03 Istituti > Igiene e medicina preventiva
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Deposited On:09 Dec 2010 10:59

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