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Progress in medical diffraction enhanced imaging at the UK Synchrotron Radiation Source
Author(s): C. J. Hall; M. Ibison; K. C. Cheung; K. Siu; R. A. Lewis; A. Hufton; S. J. Wilkinson; K. D. Rogers; A. Round; B. R. Dobson; J. V. Flaherty; M. R. Rowley; A. D. Cook
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Paper Abstract

Diffraction Enhanced Imaging (DEI) is an x-ray phase contrast technique, which is showing great promise for a number of medical imaging problems. For a source it relies on a highly collimated flux of monochromatic x-rays, which is currently only available at synchrotron radiation facilities. Phase shifts occurring as the wave passes through the object are made visible using Bragg diffraction from a post-sample analyser optic. In early 2004 the DEI system on the bending-magnet beam line 7.6 of the Daresbury SRS was used for the first time to image a number of small medical specimens. This paper will report on the performance of the system and the results of these initial studies. A new DEI instrument is currently in the design phase. This facility will be integrated on wiggler station 9.4 on the SRS allowing access to shorter x-ray wavelengths and greater flux. A progress report on the design features and implementation of this system will be given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5745, Medical Imaging 2005: Physics of Medical Imaging, (20 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.596674
Show Author Affiliations
C. J. Hall, C.L.R.C. Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
M. Ibison, Liverpool Univ. (United Kingdom)
K. C. Cheung, C.L.R.C. Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
K. Siu, Monash Univ. (Australia)
R. A. Lewis, Monash Univ. (Australia)
A. Hufton, Christie Hospital (United Kingdom)
S. J. Wilkinson, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
K. D. Rogers, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
A. Round, C.L.R.C. Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
B. R. Dobson, C.L.R.C. Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
J. V. Flaherty, C.L.R.C. Daresbury Lab. (United Kingdom)
M. R. Rowley, Monash Univ. (Australia)
A. D. Cook, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5745:
Medical Imaging 2005: Physics of Medical Imaging
Michael J. Flynn, Editor(s)

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