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In God We Trust, X-Ray Everything Else! Standards for X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Security Screening Systems

Published

Author(s)

Lawrence T. Hudson, Stephen M. Seltzer, Paul M. Bergstrom, Frank Cerra

Abstract

A suite of technical performance standards is nearing completion that encompasses all the nation s security systems that screen using x-rays or gamma-rays. Specifically, these documentary standards address the aspects of imaging quality and radiation safety, and each specifies test artifacts, test methods, and in some cases required minimum performance levels. All modalities are treated: transmission and backscatter geometries as well as computed tomography (CT). The goal is to provide tools that for the first time provide governmental users and industrial partners uniform methods to compare technical aspects related to performance, and standard gauges that will stimulate and quantify future technological improvements.
Citation
Defense and Standardization Program Journal

Keywords

gamma ray, image quality, security screening, standards, x-ray

Citation

Hudson, L. , Seltzer, S. , Bergstrom, P. and Cerra, F. (2007), In God We Trust, X-Ray Everything Else! Standards for X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Security Screening Systems, Defense and Standardization Program Journal, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=841226 (Accessed October 26, 2021)
Created October 31, 2007, Updated February 19, 2017