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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 3 — Mar. 18, 2011

Optimization of image recording distances for quantitative X-ray in-line phase contrast imaging

Yuqi Ren, Can Chen, Rongchang Chen, Guangzhao Zhou, Yudan Wang, and Tiqiao Xiao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 5, pp. 4170-4181 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.004170


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Abstract

Compared to phase retrieval from single sample-to-detector distance (SDD) image, phase retrieval with multiple SDD images could improve the precision in quantitative X-ray in-line phase contrast imaging (QXIPCI). Among all the related phase retrieval approaches, the two-SDD-image-based one is the simplest and well compromises between precision and dose. However, how to optimize the recording distances for the two images to achieve highest precision, remains unsolved. In this paper, the problem was investigated systematically based on digital simulation and related experiments. Spectral correlation degree (SCD) is introduced to evaluate the pertinence between the two SDD images. The simulation results show that the highest retrieving precision could be obtained while the SDD of the second image is three times that of the first image. The best retrieval could be achieved when SDD of the first image is selected properly, meanwhile the SCD occurs with a typical damping oscillation. Experiments, carried out at the X-ray imaging beamline of SSRF, demonstrated the simulation results.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2010
Published: February 17, 2011

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Yuqi Ren, Can Chen, Rongchang Chen, Guangzhao Zhou, Yudan Wang, and Tiqiao Xiao, "Optimization of image recording distances for quantitative X-ray in-line phase contrast imaging," Opt. Express 19, 4170-4181 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-5-4170


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