In-vivo dark-field and phase-contrast x-ray imaging.

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Novel radiography approaches based on the wave nature of x-rays when propagating through matter have a great potential for improved future x-ray diagnostics in the clinics. Here, we present a significant milestone in this imaging method: in-vivo multi-contrast x-ray imaging of a mouse using a compact scanner. Of particular interest is the enhanced contrast in regions related to the respiratory system, indicating a possible application in diagnosis of lung diseases (e.g. emphysema).


  • Martin Bech
  • A Tapfer
  • A Velroyen
  • A Yaroshenko
  • B Pauwels
  • J Hostens
  • P Bruyndonckx
  • A Sasov
  • F Pfeiffer
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  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
Original languageEnglish
Article number3209
JournalScientific Reports
Issue numberNov 13
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch

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