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image plate

A photostimulable image detector used in computed tomography in place of x-ray cassettes. It gathers the energy from x-ray photons on a layer of phosphor that can repeatedly store and release information in digitized form for enhancement, recording, and image display.
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An alternative type of intraoral sensor is the photostimulable phosphor plate (PSP), which mimics film in its shape and thickness.
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.
6) Photostimulable phosphor plates behave as energy-integrating detectors, and the output signal is proportional to the total deposited energy.