Phase-contrast x-ray computed tomography for observing biological specimens and organic materials

Atsushi Momose, Tohoru Takeda, Yuji Itai

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Abstract

A novel three-dimensional x-ray imaging method has been developed by combining a phase-contrast x-ray imaging technique with x-ray computed tomography. This phase-contrast x-ray computed tomography (PCX-CT) provides sectional images of organic specimens that would produce absorption-contrast x-ray CT images with little contrast. Comparing PCX-CT images of rat cerebellum and cancerous rabbit liver specimens with corresponding absorption-contrast CT images shows that PCX-CT is much more sensitive to the internal structure of organic specimens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1434-1436
Number of pages3
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

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