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Title: Refraction Contrast Imaging by Using MIRRORCLE-Type Tabletop Synchrotron

Abstract

MIRRORCLE type tabletop synchrotron is suitable for magnified hard x-ray imaging due to its micron size x-ray source, wide radiation angle, x-ray spectrum ranging from a few keV to 6 MeV and high flux output. It is known that the magnified imaging by a micron size x-ray source provides a high spatial resolution image, and a sharply enhanced edge effect for weakly absorbing objects. This x-ray imaging technique is known as a phase-contrast imaging. In this work, we performed a phase contrast imaging of a simple shape objects using an imaging plate for studying the characteristics of the edge enhancement by MIRRORCLE. It turns out that the edge effect is enhanced for higher magnification and smaller source size. The characteristics of the edge effect can be explained by using the refraction effect. Furthermore, the refraction contrast is enhanced when the imaging system resolution is decreased. By using MIRRORCLE, we can obtain refractive-contrast images of objects as large as human. The magnified x-ray imaging capabilities of MIRRORCLE are a great advantage to medical imaging and NDI of organic objects.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [1];  [2]; ;  [3]
  1. Faculty of science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, 525-8577 (Japan)
  2. (Japan)
  3. Photon Production Laboratory Ltd, Omihachiman, Shiga, 523-0898 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21056939
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 902; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 2. international symposium on portable synchrotron light sources and advanced applications, Shiga (Japan), 15-17 Jan 2007; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2723638; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; HARD X RADIATION; IMAGES; KEV RANGE; MEV RANGE; REFRACTION; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION; SYNCHROTRONS; X-RAY RADIOGRAPHY; X-RAY SOURCES; X-RAY SPECTRA

Citation Formats

Hirai, T., Sasaki, M., Nihira, T., Yamada, H., Synchrotron Light Life Science Center, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, 525-8577, Morita, M., and Hasegawa, D. Refraction Contrast Imaging by Using MIRRORCLE-Type Tabletop Synchrotron. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2723638.
Hirai, T., Sasaki, M., Nihira, T., Yamada, H., Synchrotron Light Life Science Center, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, 525-8577, Morita, M., & Hasegawa, D. Refraction Contrast Imaging by Using MIRRORCLE-Type Tabletop Synchrotron. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2723638.
Hirai, T., Sasaki, M., Nihira, T., Yamada, H., Synchrotron Light Life Science Center, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, 525-8577, Morita, M., and Hasegawa, D. Fri . "Refraction Contrast Imaging by Using MIRRORCLE-Type Tabletop Synchrotron". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2723638.
@article{osti_21056939,
title = {Refraction Contrast Imaging by Using MIRRORCLE-Type Tabletop Synchrotron},
author = {Hirai, T. and Sasaki, M. and Nihira, T. and Yamada, H. and Synchrotron Light Life Science Center, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, 525-8577 and Morita, M. and Hasegawa, D.},
abstractNote = {MIRRORCLE type tabletop synchrotron is suitable for magnified hard x-ray imaging due to its micron size x-ray source, wide radiation angle, x-ray spectrum ranging from a few keV to 6 MeV and high flux output. It is known that the magnified imaging by a micron size x-ray source provides a high spatial resolution image, and a sharply enhanced edge effect for weakly absorbing objects. This x-ray imaging technique is known as a phase-contrast imaging. In this work, we performed a phase contrast imaging of a simple shape objects using an imaging plate for studying the characteristics of the edge enhancement by MIRRORCLE. It turns out that the edge effect is enhanced for higher magnification and smaller source size. The characteristics of the edge effect can be explained by using the refraction effect. Furthermore, the refraction contrast is enhanced when the imaging system resolution is decreased. By using MIRRORCLE, we can obtain refractive-contrast images of objects as large as human. The magnified x-ray imaging capabilities of MIRRORCLE are a great advantage to medical imaging and NDI of organic objects.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2723638},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 902,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 30 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri Mar 30 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}