Cadaveric and in vivo human joint imaging based on differential phase contrast by X-ray Talbot-Lau interferometry

Junji Tanaka, Masabumi Nagashima, Kazuhiro Kido, Yoshihide Hoshino, Junko Kiyohara, Chiho Makifuchi, Satoshi Nishino, Sumiya Nagatsuka, Atsushi Momose

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Abstract

We developed an X-ray phase imaging system based on Talbot-Lau interferometry and studied its feasibility for clinical diagnoses of joint diseases. The system consists of three X-ray gratings, a conventional X-ray tube, an object holder, an X-ray image sensor, and a computer for image processing. The joints of human cadavers and healthy volunteers were imaged, and the results indicated sufficient sensitivity to cartilage, suggesting medical significance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-227
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift fur Medizinische Physik
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep

Keywords

  • A new imaging technology
  • Cadavers and normal volunteers
  • In vivo imaging
  • X-ray interferometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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