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Enhanced magnification angiography including phase-contrast effect using a 100-µm focus x-ray tube
Author(s): Eiichi Sato; Etsuro Tanaka; Hidezo Mori; Hiroki Kawakami; Toshiaki Kawai; Takashi Inoue; Akira Ogawa; Shigehiro Sato; Toshio Ichimaru; Kazuyoshi Takayama; Hideaki Ido
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Paper Abstract

A microfocus x-ray tube is useful in order to perform magnification digital radiography including phase-contrast effect. The 100-μm-focus x-ray generator consists of a main controller for regulating the tube voltage and current and a tube unit with a high-voltage circuit and a fixed anode x-ray tube. The maximum tube voltage, current, and electric power were 105 kV, 0.5 mA, and 50 W, respectively. Using a 3-mm-thick aluminum filter, the x-ray intensity was 26.0 μGy/s at 1.0 m from the source with a tube voltage of 60 kV and a current of 0.50 mA. Because the peak photon energy was approximately 38 keV using the filter with a tube voltage of 60 kV, the bremsstrahlung x-rays were absorbed effectively by iodine-based contrast media with an iodine K-edge of 33.2 keV. Magnification angiography including phase-contrast effect was performed by three-time magnification imaging with a computed radiography system using iodine-based microspheres 15 μm in diameter. In angiography of non-living animals, we observed fine blood vessels of approximately 100 μm with high contrasts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5918, Laser-Generated, Synchrotron, and Other Laboratory X-Ray and EUV Sources, Optics, and Applications II, 591811 (10 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.620205
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Eiichi Sato, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Etsuro Tanaka, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture (Japan)
Hidezo Mori, National Cardiovascular Ctr. Research Institute (Japan)
Hiroki Kawakami, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)
Toshiaki Kawai, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)
Takashi Inoue, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Akira Ogawa, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Shigehiro Sato, Iwate Medical Univ. (Japan)
Toshio Ichimaru, Hirosaki Univ. (Japan)
Kazuyoshi Takayama, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Hideaki Ido, Tohoku Gakuin Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5918:
Laser-Generated, Synchrotron, and Other Laboratory X-Ray and EUV Sources, Optics, and Applications II
George A. Kyrala; Jean-Claude J. Gauthier; Carolyn A. MacDonald; Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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