Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Eur J Radiol. 2008 Dec;68(3 Suppl):S13-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2008.04.031. Epub 2008 Jun 30.

X-ray phase radiography and tomography of soft tissue using grating interferometry.

Author information

  • 1European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, BP 220, 38043 Grenoble, France. weitkamp@esrf.fr

Abstract

X-ray phase and absorption radiographs and tomograms of the heart of a rat were taken with an X-ray grating interferometer with monochromatic synchrotron radiation at a photon energy of 17.5 keV. The phase images show largely superior quality with respect to the absorption images taken with the same dose, particularly much better contrast and contrast-to-noise ratio. Different tissues can clearly be distinguished. The results demonstrate the potential of grating interferometry for two- and three-dimensional X-ray imaging of biological soft tissue in an aqueous environment.

PMID:
18586429
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejrad.2008.04.031
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center