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Time-gated medical imaging with ultrafast laser-plasma x rays
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Paper Abstract

Laser-generated, hard x-rays are produced in a > 1018 W/cm2 focus of an ultrashort-pulse laser system. The application of ultrashort-duration, laser-generated x-rays to diagnostic medical imaging is discussed. Time-gated detection allows removal of scattered radiation, improved image quality and possible reduction of patient exposure. Methods for improvement of x-ray yield, design of appropriate drive lasers, and applications to mammography and angiography are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 1995
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2523, Applications of Laser Plasma Radiation II, (18 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.220990
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Christopher P. P. Barty, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Clarence L. Gordon, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Brian E. Lemoff, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Christoph G. Rose-Petruck, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Ferenc Raksi, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Perry M. Bell, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Kent R. Wilson, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Vladislav V. Yakovlev, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Koichi Yamakawa, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Guang-Yu Yin, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2523:
Applications of Laser Plasma Radiation II
Martin C. Richardson; George A. Kyrala, Editor(s)

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