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Improved sensitivity at synchrotrons using edge illumination X-ray phase-contrast imaging

Diemoz, PC; Endrizzi, M; Zapata, CE; Bravin, A; Speller, RD; Robinson, IK; Olivo, A; (2013) Improved sensitivity at synchrotrons using edge illumination X-ray phase-contrast imaging. In: Journal of Instrumentation (JINST). (pp. C06002-0). IOP: UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The application of the X-ray phase-contrast ‘edge illumination’ principle to the highly coherent beams available at synchrotron radiation facilities is presented here. We show that, in this configuration, the technique allows achieving unprecedented angular sensitivity, of the order of few nanoradians. The results are obtained at beamlines of two different synchrotron radiation facilities, using various experimental conditions. In particular, different detectors and X-ray energies (12 keV and 85 keV) were employed, proving the flexibility of the method and the broad range of conditions over which it can be applied. Furthermore, the quantitative separation of absorption and refraction information, and the application of the edge illumination principle in combination with computed tomography, are also demonstrated. Thanks to its extremely high phase sensitivity and its flexible applicability, this technique will both improve the image quality achievable with X-ray phase contrast imaging and allow tackling areas of application which remain unexplored until now.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Improved sensitivity at synchrotrons using edge illumination X-ray phase-contrast imaging
Event: 7th MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF SYNCHROTRON RADIATION WORKSHOP (MASR 2012)
Location: Shanghai, China
Dates: 2012-10-17 - 2012-10-20
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/8/06/C06002
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/8/06/C06002
Language: English
Additional information: © 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd and Sissa Medialab srl Open access articles from IOP are published under a creative commons attribution licence or CC-BY Licence. This allows users to re-use the content in any way they like, provided it is accurately attributed. Copyright stays with the agreed copyright owner.
Keywords: Image reconstruction in medical imaging, X-ray radiography and digital radiography, Computerized Tomography (CT) and Computed Radiography (CR), Data processing methods
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > London Centre for Nanotechnology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1395511
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