photostimulable phosphor


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pho·to·stim·u·la·ble phos·phor

the chemical coating the phosphor plate in a computed radiography system; the latent image is recovered by laser scanning.

photostimulable phosphor

a material used to capture radiographic images in computed radiography systems.
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Indirect sensors are photostimulable phosphor (PSP) plates, which resemble radiographic film, and which must be "read" by a scanner that in turn transfers the "interpreted" information to the computer.
Much digital growth has been fueled by a transition by many to the less expensive CR C the technology of making x-ray images with conventional x-ray equipment but in which the images are captured on reusable photostimulable phosphor plates, instead of single-use x-ray film.
The dental X-ray system market, comprising intraoral and extraoral X-ray systems, is growing primarily due to the increasing adoption of photostimulable phosphor (PSP) plate systems and digital X-ray sensors.