From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2017
In this work we present x-ray phase-contrast tomography of heart tissue from mouse, combining computed tomography (CT) scans with laboratory and synchrotron radiation. The work serves as a proof-of-concept that the cyto-architecture and in particular the myofibril orientation can be assessed in three dimensions (3D) by phase-contrast CT. We demonstrate the synergistic use of laboratory μ-CT and of the high resolution synchrotron setup based on waveguide optics. Details on preparation, instrumentation and analysis are given, as a state of the art reference for heart tissue tomography, and as a starting point for further progress.
M. Reichardt, J. Frohn, M. Töpperwien, J.-D. Nicolas, A. Markus, F. Alves, and T. Salditt, "Nanoscale holographic tomography of heart tissue with x-ray waveguide optics," Proc. SPIE 10391, Developments in X-Ray Tomography XI, 1039105 (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 08, 2017; Published: 25 September 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2276648.
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