OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 13 — Jun. 30, 2014
  • pp: 15447–15458

Tilted-grating approach for scanning-mode X-ray phase contrast imaging

Carolina Arboleda, Zhentian Wang, and Marco Stampanoni  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 13, pp. 15447-15458 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.015447


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (3618 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Among the existent X-ray phase-contrast modalities, grating interferometry appears as a very promising technique for commercial applications, since it is compatible with conventional X-ray tubes and is robust from a mechanical point of view. However, since applications such as medical imaging and homeland security demand covering a considerable field of view, the fabrication of large-area gratings, which is known to be challenging and expensive, would be needed. A scanning setup is a good solution for this issue, because it uses cheaper line instead of large-area 2D detectors and, therefore, would require smaller gratings. In such a setup, the phase-retrieval using the conventional phase-stepping approach would be very slow, so having a faster method to record the signals becomes fundamental. To tackle this problem, we present a scanning-mode grating interferometer design, in which a grating is tilted to form Moiré fringes perpendicular to the grating lines. The sample is then translated along the fringes, so each line detector records a different phase step for each slice of the sample. This new approach was tested both in a simulated scenario and in an experimental setting, and its performance was quantitatively satisfactory compared to the traditional phase-stepping method and another existing scanning-mode technique.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(120.4120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Moire' techniques
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging
(340.7450) X-ray optics : X-ray interferometry

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 13, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2014
Published: June 17, 2014

Virtual Issues
Vol. 9, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Carolina Arboleda, Zhentian Wang, and Marco Stampanoni, "Tilted-grating approach for scanning-mode X-ray phase contrast imaging," Opt. Express 22, 15447-15458 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-13-15447


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. C. David, B. Nöhammer, H. H. Solak, and E. Ziegler, “Differential x-ray phase contrast imaging using a shearing interferometer,” Appl. Phys. Lett.81, 3287 (2002). [CrossRef]
  2. A. Momose, S. Kawamoto, I. Koyama, Y. Hamaishi, K. Takai, and Y. Suzuki, “Demonstration of X-Ray Talbot interferometry,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.42, L866–L868 (2003). [CrossRef]
  3. F. Pfeiffer, C. Kottler, O. Bunk, and C. David, “Hard X-ray phase tomography with low-brilliance sources,” Phys. Rev. Lett.98, 108105 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. E. Castelli, F. Arfelli, D. Dreossi, R. Longo, T. Rokvic, M. A. Cova, E. Quaia, M. Tonutti, F. Zanconati, A. Abrami, V. Chenda, R. H. Menk, E. Quai, G. Tromba, P. Bregant, and F. de Guarrini, “Clinical mammography at the SYRMEP beam line,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods A572, 237–240 (2007). [CrossRef]
  5. N. Hauser, Z. Wang, R. Kubik-Huch, M. Trippel, G. Singer, M.K. Hohl, E. Roessl, T. Köhler, U. van Stevendaal, and N. Wieberneit, “A study on mastectomy samples to evaluate breast imaging quality and potential clinical relevance of differential phase contrast mammography,” Invest. Radiol.49(3), 131–137 (2013). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. E. Roessl, H. Daerr, T. Koehler, G. Martens, and U. van Stevendaal, “Clinical boundary conditions for grating-based differential phase-contrast mammography,” Philos. Trans. R. Soc. London Ser. A372, 1–15 (2014). [CrossRef]
  7. M. Stampanoni, Z. Wang, T. Thüring, C. David, E. Roessl, M. Trippel, R. Kubik-Huch, G. Singer, M. K. Hohl, and N. Hauser, “The first analysis and clinical evaluation of native breast tissue using differential phase-contrast mammography,” Invest. Radiol.46(12), 801–806 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. D. Stutman, T. J. Beck, J. Carrino, and C. O. Bingham, “Talbot phase-contrast x-ray imaging for the small joints of the hand,” Phys. Med. Biol.56, 5697–5720 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. T. Thüring, R. Guggenberger, H. Alkadhi, J. Hodler, M. Vich, Z. Wang, C. David, and M. Stampanoni, “Human hand radiography using X-ray differential phase contrast combined with dark-field imaging,” Skeletal Radiol.42(6), 827–835 (2013). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. Z. Wang and M. Stampanoni, “Quantitative x-ray radiography using grating interferometry: a feasibility study,” Phys. Med. Biol.58, 6815–6826 (2013). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. T. Weitkamp, C. David, O. Bunk, J. Bruder, P. Cloetens, and F. Pfeiffer, “X-ray phase radiography and tomography of soft tissue using grating interferometry,” Eur. J. Radiol.68, S13–S17 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. T. Weitkamp, A. Diaz, C. David, F. Pfeiffer, M. Stampanoni, P. Cloetens, and E. Ziegler, “X-ray phase imaging with a grating interferometer,” Opt. Express12(16), 6296–6304 (2005). [CrossRef]
  13. E. Roessl, H. Daerr, T. Koehler, G. Martens, and U. van Stevendaal, “Slit-scanning differential phase-contrast mammography: First experimental results,” Proc. SPIE9033, 90330C (2014). [CrossRef]
  14. C. Kottler, F. Pfeiffer, O. Bunk, C. Grünzweig, and C. David, “Grating interferometer based scanning setup for hard X-ray phase contrast imaging,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.78, 043710 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. F. Pfeiffer, T. Weitkamp, O. Bunk, and C. David, “Phase retrieval and differential phase-contrast imaging with low-brilliance X-ray sources,” Nat. Phys.2, 258–261 (2006). [CrossRef]
  16. C. David and F. Pfeiffer, “X-ray interferometer for phase contrast imaging,” Patent WO 2008/006470A1 (17. Jan, 2008).
  17. S. A. McDonald, F. Marone, C. Hintermüller, G. Mikuljan, C. David, F. Pfeiffer, and M. Stampanoni, “Advanced phase-contrast imaging using a grating interferometer,” J. Synchrotron Rad.16, 562–572 (2009). [CrossRef]
  18. T. Thuering, P. Modregger, T. Grund, J. Kenntner, C. David, and M. Stampanoni, “High resolution, large field of view x-ray differential phase contrast imaging on a compact setup,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99, 041111 (2011). [CrossRef]
  19. C. Arboleda, Z. Wang, and M. Stampanoni, “Wavelet-based noise-model driven denoising algorithm for differential phase contrast mammography,” Opt. Express21, 10572–10589 (2013). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  20. M. P. Sampat, Z. Wang, S. Gupta, A. C. Bovik, and M. K. Markey, “Complex wavelet structural similarity: a new image similarity index,” IEEE Trans. Image Proc.18, 2385–2401 (2009). [CrossRef]
  21. F. Pfeiffer, M. Bech, O. Bunk, P. Kraft, E. F. Eikenberry, C. Brönnimann, C. Grünzweig, and C. David, “Hard-X-ray dark-field imaging using a grating interferometer,” Nat. Mater.7, 134–137 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  22. G. Lovric, P. Oberta, I. Mohacsi, M. Stampanoni, and R. Mokso, “A robust tool for photon source geometry measurements using the fractional Talbot effect,” Opt. Express22, 2745–2760 (2014). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  23. T. J. Suleski, “Generation of Lohmann images from binary-phase Talbot array illuminators,” Appl. Opt.36, 4686–4691 (1997). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  24. T. Thüring, “Compact X-ray grating interferometry for phase and dark-field computed tomography in the diagnostic energy range,” PhD thesis, ETH Zurich (2013).
  25. Precision Linear Stages LTM 80, OWIS GmbH, www.owis.eu .

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited