Observation of human tissues with phase-contrast X-ray computed tomography

Atsushi Momose, Tohoru Takeda, Yuji Itai, Jinhong Tu, Keiichi Hirano

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Human tissues obtained from cancerous kidneys fixed in formalin were observed with phase-contrast X-ray computed tomography (CT) using 17.7-keV synchrotron X-rays. By measuring the distributions of the X-ray phase shift caused by samples using an X-ray interferometer, sectional images that map the distribution of the refractive index were reconstructed. Because of the high sensitivity of phase-contrast X-ray CT, a cancerous lesion was differentiated from normal tissue and a variety of other structures were revealed without the need for staining.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-374
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue numberI
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Medical Imaging - Physics of Medical Imaging - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 1999 Feb 211999 Feb 23


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