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Energy-resolved interferometric x-ray imaging
Author(s): Georg Pelzer; Florian Bayer; Karl Gödel; Wilhelm Haas; Florian Horn; Jens Rieger; André Ritter; Peter Sievers; Thomas Weber; Andrea Zang; Jürgen Durst; Thilo Michel; Gisela Anton
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Paper Abstract

Interferometric X-ray imaging becomes more and more attractive for applications such as medical imaging or non-destructive testing, where a compact setup is needed. Therefore a so-called Talbot-Lau interferometer in combination with a conventional X-ray tube is used. Thereby, three different kinds of images can be obtained. An attenuation image like in conventional X-ray imaging, an image of the differential phase-shifts caused by the object and the so-called dark-field image. The dark-field image shows information about the object's granularity even in sub-pixel dimensions what especially seems very promising for applications like mammography. With respect to optimizing the output of interferometric X-ray imaging in any application, it is inevitable to know the energy response of the interferometer as well as the energy dependence of the interactions of X- rays with matter. In this contribution, simulations and measurements using a Medipix 2 and a Timepix detector are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8668, Medical Imaging 2013: Physics of Medical Imaging, 866851 (19 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2007564
Show Author Affiliations
Georg Pelzer, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Florian Bayer, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Karl Gödel, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Wilhelm Haas, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Florian Horn, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Jens Rieger, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
André Ritter, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Peter Sievers, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Thomas Weber, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Andrea Zang, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Jürgen Durst, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Thilo Michel, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Gisela Anton, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8668:
Medical Imaging 2013: Physics of Medical Imaging
Robert M. Nishikawa; Bruce R. Whiting; Christoph Hoeschen, Editor(s)

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