The Performance Test of Anti-scattering X-ray Grid with Inclined Shielding Material by MCNP Code Simulation

  • Received : 2015.07.17
  • Accepted : 2016.06.07
  • Published : 2016.06.30


Background: The scattered photons cause reduction of the contrast of radiographic image and it results in the degradation of the quality of the image. In order to acquire better quality image, an anti-scattering x-ray gird should be equipped in radiography system. Materials and Methods: The X-ray anti-scattering grid of the inclined type based on the hybrid concept for that of parallel and focused type was tested by MCNP code. The MCNPX 2.7.0 was used for the simulation based test. The geometry for the test was based on the IEC 60627 which was an international standard for diagnostic X-ray imaging equipment-Characteristics of general purpose and mammographic anti-scatter grids. Results and Discussion: The performance of grids with four inclined shielding material types was compared with that of the parallel type. The grid with completely tapered type the best performance where there were little performance difference according to the degree of inclination. Conclusion: It was shown that the grid of inclined type had better performance than that of parallel one.


Grant : Development of focusing X-ray grid with 250,000 pixels/inch2 by micromachining

Supported by : Ministry of Trade & Energy (MI)


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