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A phantom study to characterize the imaging quality of a phase-contrast tomosynthesis prototype
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Paper Abstract

This research is aimed at studying the advantages of an x-ray phase-contrast tomosynthesis prototype by using phantoms. A prototype system is assembled with a micro-focus x-ray source, a rotating stage and a computed radiography detector mounted on an optical rail. A custom designed bubble wrap phantom is used in experiments. Angular projection images are acquired from -20° to +20° with 2° interval. The in-plane slices are reconstructed. The feature area on the phantom is observed. The prototype system provides an intrinsic way to investigate the potential and imaging quality of a phase-contrast tomosynthesis imaging method. As the result, phase-contrast tomosynthesis imaging method is demonstrated for its advantages in avoiding structure noise and overlapping issues by comparing the results acquired by computed radiography and phase-contrast radiography.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2013
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8582, Biophotonics and Immune Responses VIII, 85820J (21 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2008644
Show Author Affiliations
Di Wu, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Muhammad U. Ghani, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Hui Miao, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Yuhua Li, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Wei R. Chen, Univ. of Central Oklahoma (United States)
Xizeng Wu, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham (United States)
Hong Liu, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8582:
Biophotonics and Immune Responses VIII
Wei R. Chen, Editor(s)

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