Simulation of X-ray imaging systems for luggage inspection
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This thesis describes XL, an x-ray imaging simulator for luggage inspection. This software system runs on a workstation and models x-ray sources, x-ray detectors and objects between them. A simple graphical interface permits the user to specify simulation parameters and inputs. XL then uses Monte Carlo methods to simulate x-ray interaction with matter, including the photoelectric effect, coherent scattering, and incoherent scattering. Finally, XL can produce x-ray images which agree closely with experimental data obtained from a commercial luggage scanner. The simulator will be a valuable tool in the development of future x-ray scanners, particularly those designed to detect explosives in luggage.
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