Springer Theses

X-Ray Phase-Contrast Tomography

Underlying Physics and Developments for Breast Imaging

Authors: Brombal, Luca

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  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics and the University of Trieste
  • Makes important contribution to the optimization of x-ray tomography using synchrotron radiation
  • Adds to the weight of evidence supporting the transition of phase contrast imaging from synchrotrons to hospitals
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X-ray imaging is a corner stone of breast cancer diagnosis. By exploiting the phase shift of X-rays rather than their attenuation, phase-contrast tomography has the potential to dramatically increase the visibility of small and low contrast features, thus leading to better diagnosis. This thesis presents research on the first synchrotron-based project developing a clinical phase-contrast breast computed tomography (CT) setup at Elettra, the Italian Syncrotron Radiation Facility. This book includes a comprehensive theoretical background on propagation-based phase-contrast imaging, exploring and extending the most recent image formation models. Along with theory, many practical implementation and optimization issues, ranging from detector-specific processing to setup geometry, are tackled on the basis of a large number of experimental evidences. Most of the modelling results and data analysis have general validity, being a valuable framework for optimization of phase-contrast setups. Results obtained at synchrotron are also compared with "real world" laboratory sources: both a first-of-its-kind comparison with one of the few hospital breast CT systems and a state-of-the-art implementation of monochromatic phase-contrast micro-tomography with a conventional rotating anode source are presented. On a more general level, this work sheds a light on the importance of synchrotron-based clinical programs, which are key to trigger the long-anticipated transition of phase-contrast imaging from synchrotrons to hospitals.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
X-Ray Phase-Contrast Tomography
Book Subtitle
Underlying Physics and Developments for Breast Imaging
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-60433-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-60433-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-60432-5
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 140
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
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