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19 March 2013 Energy-resolved interferometric x-ray imaging
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Proceedings Volume 8668, Medical Imaging 2013: Physics of Medical Imaging; 866851 (2013)
Event: SPIE Medical Imaging, 2013, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando Area), Florida, United States
Interferometric X-ray imaging becomes more and more attractive for applications such as medical imaging or non-destructive testing, where a compact setup is needed. Therefore a so-called Talbot-Lau interferometer in combination with a conventional X-ray tube is used. Thereby, three different kinds of images can be obtained. An attenuation image like in conventional X-ray imaging, an image of the differential phase-shifts caused by the object and the so-called dark-field image. The dark-field image shows information about the object's granularity even in sub-pixel dimensions what especially seems very promising for applications like mammography. With respect to optimizing the output of interferometric X-ray imaging in any application, it is inevitable to know the energy response of the interferometer as well as the energy dependence of the interactions of X- rays with matter. In this contribution, simulations and measurements using a Medipix 2 and a Timepix detector are presented.
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Georg Pelzer, Florian Bayer, Karl Gödel, Wilhelm Haas, Florian Horn, Jens Rieger, André Ritter, Peter Sievers, Thomas Weber, Andrea Zang, Jürgen Durst, Thilo Michel, and Gisela Anton "Energy-resolved interferometric x-ray imaging", Proc. SPIE 8668, Medical Imaging 2013: Physics of Medical Imaging, 866851 (19 March 2013);

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