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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 18020–18026

Contrast enhancement in X-ray phase contrast tomography

Adam Pan, Ling Xu, Jon C. Petruccelli, Rajiv Gupta, Bipin Singh, and George Barbastathis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 18020-18026 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.018020


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Abstract

We demonstrate phase contrast enhancement of X-ray computed tomography derived from propagation based imaging. In this method, the absorption and phase components are assumed to be correlated, allowing for phase retrieval from a single image. Experimental results are shown for liquid samples. Signal-to-noise ratio is greatly enhanced relative to pure attenuation based imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 20, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 2014
Published: July 17, 2014

Virtual Issues
Vol. 9, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Adam Pan, Ling Xu, Jon C. Petruccelli, Rajiv Gupta, Bipin Singh, and George Barbastathis, "Contrast enhancement in X-ray phase contrast tomography," Opt. Express 22, 18020-18026 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-15-18020


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