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Joint-reconstruction-enabled partial-dithering strategy for edge-illumination x-ray phase-contrast tomography
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Paper Abstract

Edge illumination X-ray phase-contrast tomography (EIXPCT) is a emerging imaging technology in which partially opaque gratings are utilized with laboratory-based X-ray sources to estimate the distribution of the complex-valued refractive index. Spatial resolution in EIXPCT is mainly determined by the grating period of a sample mask, but can be significantly improved by a dithering technique in which multiple projection images are required per tomographic view angle as the object is moved over sub-pixel distances. Drawbacks of dithering include increased data acquisition times and radiation doses. Motivated by the flexibility in data acquisition designs enabled by a recently developed joint reconstruction (JR) method, a novel partial-dithering strategy for data acquisition is proposed. In this strategy, dithering is implemented at only a subset of the tomographic view angles. This results in spatial resolution that is comparable to that of the conventional full-dithering strategy where dithering is performed at every view angle, but the acquisition time is substantially decreased. The effect of dithering parameters on image resolution is explored.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10948, Medical Imaging 2019: Physics of Medical Imaging, 109481P (1 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2512568
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Yujia Chen, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)
Mark A. Anastasio, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (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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