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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: 19994–20012

X-ray phase, absorption and scatter retrieval using two or more phase contrast images

Marcus J. Kitchen, David M. Paganin, Kentaro Uesugi, Beth J. Allison, Robert A. Lewis, Stuart B. Hooper, and Konstantin M. Pavlov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 19994-20012 (2010)

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We have developed two phase-retrieval techniques for analyser-based phase contrast imaging that provide information about an object’s X-ray absorption, refraction and scattering properties. The first requires rocking curves to be measured with and without the sample and improves upon existing techniques by accurately fitting the curves with Pearson type VII functions. The second employs an iterative approach using two simultaneously recorded images by exploiting the Laue crystal geometry. This technique provides a substantial reduction in X-ray dose and enables quantitative phase retrieval to be performed on images of moving objects.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: July 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2010
Published: September 3, 2010

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Marcus J. Kitchen, David M. Paganin, Kentaro Uesugi, Beth J. Allison, Robert A. Lewis, Stuart B. Hooper, and Konstantin M. Pavlov, "X-ray phase, absorption and scatter retrieval using two or more phase contrast images," Opt. Express 18, 19994-20012 (2010)

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