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Research overview

X-ray imaging basics

The following questions are addressed:

  • What are the different medical imaging methods?
  • What are X-rays?
  • How were they discovered?

Amorphous selenium and other X-ray detectors

A variety of materials may be used to detect X-rays. The characteristics of some of these materials are discussed.

  • What is a photoconductor?
  • What are the differences between photoconductors and phosphors?
  • Why are we interested in amorphous selenium?
  • How can amorphous selenium be used to make an X-ray detector?

History of X-ray imaging