Phase tomography by X-ray talbot interferometry for biological imaging

Atsushi Momose, Wataru Yashiro, Yoshihiro Takeda, Yoshio Suzuki, Tadashi Hattori

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The X-ray phase tomography of biological samples is reported, which is based on X-ray Talbot interferometry. Its imaging principle is described in detail, and imaging results obtained for a cancerous rabbit liver and a mouse tail with synchrotron radiation are presented. Because an amplitude grating is needed to construct an X-ray Talbot interferometer, a high-aspect-ratio grating pattern was fabricated by X-ray lithography and gold electroplating. X-ray Talbot interferometry has an advantage that it functions with polychromatic cone-beam X-rays. Finally, the compatibility with a compact X-ray source is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5254-5262
Number of pages9
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number6 A
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Cone beam
  • Grating
  • Interferometry
  • Phase contrast
  • Talbot effect
  • Tomography


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