Computed tomographic reconstruction based on x-ray refraction contrast

Maksimenko, Anton; Ando, Masami; Hiroshi, Sugiyama; Yuasa, Tetsuya
March 2005
Applied Physics Letters;3/21/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 12, p124105
Academic Journal
Computed tomographic (CT) reconstruction technique is widely used in many fields of research. Commonly the CT-reconstruction is based on the x-ray absorption contrast. However, recently, methods for generating other x-ray contrasts have been developed. One of them is the refraction contrast which provides information on the deflection of the x-ray beam when penetrating through the object. This contrast has certain advantages and allows us to observe details invisible in the absorption images. Thus, CT based on the refraction contrast must have the same advantages. However, it requires a new mathematical algorithm and software. This letter is dedicated to the solution of the problem including theoretical consideration on the mathematical model which is the basis for the computer modeling and experimental realization of the technique. Actual experimental results together with the reconstructed images are presented and described.


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