Large-area (25 × 20 mm) phase-contrast X-ray imaging was attained by using a skew-symmetric two-crystal X-ray interferometer. The sub-nrad angular control required to operate the X-ray interferometer was achieved with a sleeve bearing and a feedback-positioning system. As a demonstration, measurements of a phase map of a rat's liver and a phase-contrast tomographic three-dimensional image of a piece of a rabbit's liver were performed at the Photon Factory using 0.07 nm synchrotron radiation X-rays.
- Phase-contrast computed tomography
- Two-crystal X-ray interferometer
- X-ray imaging
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics