Abstract

A system and method for decomposing more than two materials in an imaging object includes performing a CT imaging acquisition of a portion of an imaging object using at least two energy levels to acquire imaging data associated with each of the at least two energy levels. A total mass attenuation of the imaging data is expressed as a weighted sum of constituent element mass attenuation coefficients and an effective atomic number and density of the constituent elements in the portion of the imaging object is determined by one of a number of methods. Accordingly, concentration of the constituent elements in imaged object is determined by solve the expression using known material attenuation coefficients and the measured CT data.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Patent Application Number

US12/371,425

Patent Number

US20090208084A1

Document Type

Patent

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2009 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jan 2009

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