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3D imaging of fetus vertebra by synchrotron radiation microtomography
Author(s): Francoise Peyrin; Murielle Pateyron-Salome; Frederic Denis; Pierre Braillon; Anne-Marie Laval-Jeantet; Peter Cloetens
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Paper Abstract

A synchrotron radiation computed microtomography system allowing high resolution 3D imaging of bone samples has been developed at ESRF. The system uses a high resolution 2D detector based on a CCd camera coupled to a fluorescent screen through light optics. The spatial resolution of the device is particularly well adapted to the imaging of bone structure. In view of studying growth, vertebra samples of fetus with differential gestational ages were imaged. The first results show that fetus vertebra is quite different from adult bone both in terms of density and organization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3149, Developments in X-Ray Tomography, (24 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.292725
Show Author Affiliations
Francoise Peyrin, INSA and European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
Murielle Pateyron-Salome, INSA and European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
Frederic Denis, INSA (France)
Pierre Braillon, INSA (France)
Anne-Marie Laval-Jeantet, INSA (France)
Peter Cloetens, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3149:
Developments in X-Ray Tomography
Ulrich Bonse, Editor(s)

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