Patent Number: 6,298,113

Title: Self aligning inter-scintillator reflector x-ray damage shield and method of manufacture

Abstract: A scintillator pack including an x-ray damage shield. The scintillator pack has an array of scintillator pixels. A scintillation light reflecting layer that reflects scintillation light from the pixels is included at least between the scintillator pixels in inter-scintillator regions. An x-ray absorbing layer acts as the x-ray damage shield to protect the portions of the scintillation light reflecting layer from x-rays. The x-ray absorbing layer is formed selectively and in a self aligned manner in regions over the inter-scintillator regions.

Inventors: Duclos; Steven Jude (Clifton Park, NY), Bortscheller; Jacob Charles (Clifton Park, NY), Taylor; George William (Oak Creek, WI), Morse; Christopher Jay (Mukwonago, WI)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: G01T 1/00 (20060101); G01T 1/20 (20060101); G01T 1/202 (20060101); G01T 1/29 (20060101); G01T 001/20 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018