9 March 2017 Lab-based x-ray nanoCT imaging
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Due to the recent development of transmission X-ray tubes with very small focal spot sizes, laboratory-based CT imaging with sub-micron resolutions is nowadays possible. We recently developed a novel X-ray nanoCT setup featuring a prototype nanofocus X-ray source and a single-photon counting detector. The system is based on mere geometrical magnification and can reach resolutions of 200 nm. To demonstrate the potential of the nanoCT system for biomedical applications we show high resolution nanoCT data of a small piece of human tooth comprising coronal dentin. The reconstructed CT data clearly visualize the dentin tubules within the tooth piece.
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Mark Müller, Mark Müller, Sebastian Allner, Sebastian Allner, Simone Ferstl, Simone Ferstl, Martin Dierolf, Martin Dierolf, Tomi Tuohimaa, Tomi Tuohimaa, Franz Pfeiffer, Franz Pfeiffer, } "Lab-based x-ray nanoCT imaging", Proc. SPIE 10132, Medical Imaging 2017: Physics of Medical Imaging, 101320L (9 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2254785; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2254785
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