Hybrid Active Matrix Flat Panel Imager


X-ray detectors currently commercially available consist of direct and indirect detectors. Direct detectors take x-ray inputs and are directly converted to electron hole pairs and digitized through the readout electronics. Common photoconductors are amorphous selenium. Indirect detectors use a phosphor screen to later convert x-rays to optical photons, absorbed in a photodiode and digitized. Higher energy applications and current photoconductors do not have sufficient quantum efficiency.


This invention is a new hybrid detector where incident x-rays are absorbed via both direct interactions in the photoconductor and indirect interaction in the scintillator. This method enables the photoconductor to sense both x-rays and optical photons. The hybrid structure results in spatial resolution and dose efficiency improvement beyond current direct and indirect detectors.


The newly proposed model as compared to current direct and indirect detectors available has better spatial resolution, improved dose efficiency and higher absorption efficiency combined with high spatial resolution resulting in better detective quantum.



Patent Status

Patent application submitted Publication US-2019-0388042-A1

Stage Of Development


Licensing Potential

Development partner - Commercial partner - Licensing 

Licensing Status

Available for License. Stony Brook University seeks to develop and commercialize by an exclusive or non-exclusive license agreement and/or sponsored research with a company active in the area.

Additional Info

Additional Information:

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Patent Information:
Case ID: R050-8886
For Information, Contact:
James Martino
Licensing Specialist
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Anthony Lubinsky
Wei Zhao
Adrian Howansky
James Scheuermann
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