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Refractive index imaging by computed tomography using an X-ray shearing interferometer
Author(s): Koichi Iwata; Hisao Kikuta; Shuji Sugimoto
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Paper Abstract

In the conventional X-ray imaging such as radiography or computed tomography, we measure intensity distribution of X-rays. It reflects the distribution of absorption coefficient inside the object. However, absorption becomes low for materials of low atomic number and for hard X-rays. An alternative way is to measure distribution of refractive index for X-rays. Spatial variation of refractive index causes spatial variation in the phase of the transmitted X-rays. To detect the phase X-ray interferometers can be used. In this paper we shall describe an X-ray shearing interferometer and discuss the method of reconstructing the refractive index distribution from the obtained phase data with the method of computed tomography. Reconstruction is made from data obtained in a simple experiment with plastics as objects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.523831
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Koichi Iwata, Osaka Prefecture Univ. (Japan)
Hisao Kikuta, Osaka Prefecture Univ. (Japan)
Shuji Sugimoto, Osaka Prefecture Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4829:
19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life
Giancarlo C. Righini; Anna Consortini, Editor(s)

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