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J Synchrotron Radiat. 2002 May 1;9(Pt 3):136-42. Epub 2002 Apr 25.

Phase-contrast X-ray imaging based on interferometry.

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  • 1Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan.


Phase-contrast X-ray imaging including tomographic configuration using a crystal X-ray interferometer is reviewed. The imaging principle based on phase retrieval is described, and some demonstrations showing its high sensitivity are presented on the observations of animal and human cancerous tissues.

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