Analyzer-based Imaging (ABI) belongs to a broader family of phase-contrast (PC) X-ray techniques. PC measures X-ray deflection phenomena when interacting with a sample, which is known to provide higher contrast images of soft tissue than other X-ray methods. This is of high interest in the medical field, in particular for mammogram applications. This paper presents a simulation tool for table-top ABI systems using a conventional polychromatic X-ray source.
Oriol Caudevilla, Wei Zhou, Stanislav Stoupin, Boris Verman, and J. G. Brankov, "Simulation of a compact analyzer-based imaging system with a regular x-ray source," Proc. SPIE 10132, Medical Imaging 2017: Physics of Medical Imaging, 101321P (Presented at SPIE Medical Imaging: February 16, 2017; Published: 9 March 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2254500.
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