9 March 2018 Hairline fracture detection using Talbot-Lau x-ray imaging
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Talbot-Lau X-ray imaging (TLXI) provides information about scattering and refractive features of objects – in addition to the well-known conventional X-ray attenuation image. We investigated the potential of TLXI for the detection of hairline fractures in bones, which are often initially occult in conventional 2D X-ray images. For this purpose, hairline fractures were extrinsically provoked in a porcine trotter (post-mortem) and scanned with a TLXI system. In the examined case, hairline fractures caused dark-field and differential-phase signals, whereas they were not evident in the conventional X-ray image. These findings motivate a comprehensive and systematic investigation of the applicability of TLXI for diagnosing hairline fractures.
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C. Hauke, C. Hauke, G. Anton, G. Anton, S. Auweter, S. Auweter, P. Bartl, P. Bartl, J. Freudenberger, J. Freudenberger, K. Hellbach, K. Hellbach, M. Leghissa, M. Leghissa, F. G. Meinel, F. G. Meinel, T. Mertelmeier, T. Mertelmeier, R. Nanke, R. Nanke, M. Radicke, M. Radicke, M. Reiser, M. Reiser, L. Ritschl, L. Ritschl, S. Sellner, S. Sellner, S. M. Sutter, S. M. Sutter, T. Weber, T. Weber, J. Zeidler, J. Zeidler, T. Geith, T. Geith, } "Hairline fracture detection using Talbot-Lau x-ray imaging", Proc. SPIE 10573, Medical Imaging 2018: Physics of Medical Imaging, 105734F (9 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2293504; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2293504


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