Propagation-based Phase-Contrast X-ray Imaging at a Compact Light Source

Regine Gradl, Martin Dierolf, Lorenz Hehn, Benedikt Günther, Ali Önder Yildirim, Bernhard Gleich, Klaus Achterhold, Franz Pfeiffer, Kaye Susannah Morgan

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Abstract

We demonstrate the applicability of propagation-based X-ray phase-contrast imaging at a laser-assisted compact light source with known phantoms and the lungs and airways of a mouse. The Munich Compact Light Source provides a quasi-monochromatic beam with partial spatial coherence, and high flux relative to other non-synchrotron sources (up to 1010 ph/s). In our study we observe significant edge-enhancement and quantitative phase-retrieval is successfully performed on the known phantom. Furthermore the images of a small animal show the potential for live bio-imaging research studies that capture biological function using short exposures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4908
JournalScientific Reports
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2017

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