Benchtop phase-contrast X-ray imaging

Gundogdu Ö. , Nirgianaki E., Ismail E. C. , Jenneson P. M. , Bradley D. A.

APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES, cilt.65, sa.12, ss.1337-1344, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 65 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2007.07.009
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1337-1344


Clinical radiography has traditionally been based on contrast obtained from absorption when X-rays pass through the body. The contrast obtained from traditional radiography can be rather poor, particularly when it comes to soft tissue. A wide range of media of interest in materials science, biology and medicine exhibit very weak absorption contrast, but they nevertheless produce significant phase shifts with X-rays. The use of phase information for imaging purposes is therefore an attractive prospect. Some of the X-ray phase-contrast imaging methods require highly monochromatic plane wave radiation and sophisticated X-ray optics. However, the propagation-based phase-contrast imaging method adapted in this paper is a relatively simple method to implement, essentially requiring only a microfocal X-ray tube and electronic detection.