Abstract:Purpose: Smaller pixel sizes of x-ray photon counting detectors (PCDs) are advantageous for count rate capabilities but disadvantageous for charge sharing. With charge sharing, the energy of an x-ray photon may be split and one photon may produce two or more counts at adjacent pixels, both at lower energies than the incident energy. This "double-counting" increases noise variance and degrades the spectral response. Overall, it has a significantly negative impact on the performance of PCD-based computed tomogra… Show more
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