[ RadSafe ] Z-Backscatter technology
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Thu Oct 29 08:58:23 CDT 2015
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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Bradt, Clayton (HEALTH)
Sent: Thursday, October 22, 2015 11:14 AM
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Z-Backscatter technology
Does anyone know how I might get ahold of technical information on the Z-Backscatter technology as used for example by the AE&S vans mentioned in the above article? I am especially curious as to how the image of the contents of a vehicle is not obscured by backscatter off of the sides of the van and of the vehicle being scanned. Both the beam and scattered x-rays must pass through both vehicles on the way out and back. Also I'm curious about the density information presented in the images of people within a trailer. They appear to show the individuals lungs as dark regions within the thoracic cavities. I would not expect this from a backscatter image.
NYS Dept. of Health
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