11 April 1996 3D microtomography of cancellous bone samples using synchrotron radiation
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Abstract
The mechanical properties of bone are directly linked to its trabecular structure. A computed microtomography (CMT) system allowing high resolution three-dimensional imaging of bone samples is reported. The CMT technique benefits from the outstanding properties of synchrotron radiation (i.e. energy tunability, monochromaticity, high photon flux). The detector is based on a two-dimensional digital CCD camera coupled to a fluorescent screen through light optics. A spatial resolution of 9 micrometers (55 line pairs/mm) at 10% contrast was obtained. CMT, which is a non-destructive imaging technique, seems promising for the investigation of bone trabecular structure.
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Murielle Pateyron-Salome, Murielle Pateyron-Salome, Francoise Peyrin, Francoise Peyrin, Anne-Marie Laval-Jeantet, Anne-Marie Laval-Jeantet, Per O. Spanne, Per O. Spanne, Peter Cloetens, Peter Cloetens, Gilles Peix, Gilles Peix, } "3D microtomography of cancellous bone samples using synchrotron radiation", Proc. SPIE 2708, Medical Imaging 1996: Physics of Medical Imaging, (11 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237803; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.237803
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