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Demonstration of phase-assisted material decomposition with a Talbot-Lau interferometer using a single x-ray tube potential
Author(s): E. R. Shanblatt; B. J. Nelson; S. Tao; S. Leng; C. H. McCollough
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Paper Abstract

We present a proof-of-principle demonstration of material decomposition using a single X-ray tube potential (38 kVp + 0.2 mm Sn, for an effective energy around 27 keV) with a Talbot-Lau grating-based phase-contrast computed tomography (CT) system. We show good material separation of water and fat and an accurate quantitative measurement of isopropyl alcohol. This method utilizes the distinctiveness of both components of the refractive index, δ and β, and is promising for separating soft tissue materials that have similar attenuation values such as water and fat.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10948, Medical Imaging 2019: Physics of Medical Imaging, 109482W (1 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2511806
Show Author Affiliations
E. R. Shanblatt, Mayo Clinic (United States)
B. J. Nelson, Mayo Clinic (United States)
S. Tao, Mayo Clinic (United States)
S. Leng, Mayo Clinic (United States)
C. H. McCollough, Mayo Clinic (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10948:
Medical Imaging 2019: Physics of Medical Imaging
Taly Gilat Schmidt; Guang-Hong Chen; Hilde Bosmans, Editor(s)

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