Large-area phase-contrast X-ray imaging using a two-crystal X-ray interferometer

Akio Yoneyama, Atsushi Momose, Ichiro Koyama, Eiichi Seya, Tohoru Takeda, Yuji Itai, Keiichi Hirano, Kazuyuki Hyodo

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Large-area (25 × 20 mm) phase-contrast X-ray imaging was attained by using a skew-symmetric two-crystal X-ray interferometer. The sub-nrad angular control required to operate the X-ray interferometer was achieved with a sleeve bearing and a feedback-positioning system. As a demonstration, measurements of a phase map of a rat's liver and a phase-contrast tomographic three-dimensional image of a piece of a rabbit's liver were performed at the Photon Factory using 0.07 nm synchrotron radiation X-rays.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-281
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Synchrotron Radiation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sept 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Cancer
  • Phase-contrast
  • Phase-contrast computed tomography
  • Two-crystal X-ray interferometer
  • X-ray imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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