Phase-contrast x-ray computed tomography (CT) indicates the distribution of the refractive index and has potential to reveal the structures inside soft tissues without a contrast agent. With a synchrotron x-ray source, phase-contrast x-ray CT with a triple Laue-case x-ray interferometer clearly differentiated various human pathologic tissues in the cases of hepatocellular carcinoma with cirrhosis and metastatic colon carcinoma to the liver, and the images closely corresponded to those obtained with low- magnification optical microscopy.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
- Computed tomography (CT), phase imaging
- Computed tomography (CT), technology
- Computed tomography (CT), tissue characterization
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging