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3D microtomography of cancellous bone samples using synchrotron radiation
Author(s): Murielle Pateyron-Salome; Francoise Peyrin; Anne-Marie Laval-Jeantet; Per O. Spanne; Peter Cloetens; Gilles Peix
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Paper Abstract

The mechanical properties of bone are directly linked to its trabecular structure. A computed microtomography (CMT) system allowing high resolution three-dimensional imaging of bone samples is reported. The CMT technique benefits from the outstanding properties of synchrotron radiation (i.e. energy tunability, monochromaticity, high photon flux). The detector is based on a two-dimensional digital CCD camera coupled to a fluorescent screen through light optics. A spatial resolution of 9 micrometers (55 line pairs/mm) at 10% contrast was obtained. CMT, which is a non-destructive imaging technique, seems promising for the investigation of bone trabecular structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2708, Medical Imaging 1996: Physics of Medical Imaging, (11 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237803
Show Author Affiliations
Murielle Pateyron-Salome, CREATIS/INSA (France)
Francoise Peyrin, CREATIS/INSA (France)
Anne-Marie Laval-Jeantet, CREATIS/INSA (France)
Per O. Spanne, ESRF (France)
Peter Cloetens, ESRF (France)
Gilles Peix, CNDRI/INSA (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2708:
Medical Imaging 1996: Physics of Medical Imaging
Richard L. Van Metter; Jacob Beutel, Editor(s)

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