Phase-contrast x-ray imaging with x-ray interferometer can depict the minute difference within the biological object, and its sensitivity is about 1000 times higher than that of absorption-contrast method. For biomedical use of this technique, a large monolithic x-ray interferometer and 2 crystal interferometer having a field of view with 25 mm x 25 mm is being developed. Phase-contrast x-ray CT could reveal detail structures within tumor and surrounded tissue, and the vessel imaging of rat liver is also possible using physiological saline at 17.7 keV x-ray energy. Recently, human breast tissues were imaged at 35 keV and the contrast of image was much better than usual absorption contrast x-ray image obtained at 17.7 keV energy.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Igaku butsuri : Nihon Igaku Butsuri Gakkai kikanshi = Japanese journal of medical physics : an official journal of Japan Society of Medical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|