Springer Theses

X-ray Phase-Contrast Imaging Using Near-Field Speckles

Authors: Zdora, Marie-Christine

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University College London, UK
  • Describes principles of X-ray phase-contrast imaging and gives comprehensive introduction to X-ray speckle-based and grating-based phase-contrast imaging
  • Includes extensive review sections, a large number of practical applications, and the latest developments of the technique
  • Ideal for researchers interested in implementing X-ray speckle-based imaging using their own X-ray systems
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This thesis presents research on novel X-ray imaging methods that improve the study of specimens with small density differences, revealing their inner structure and density distribution. Exploiting the phase shift of X-rays in a material can significantly increase the image contrast compared to conventional absorption imaging. This thesis provides a practical guide to X-ray phase-contrast imaging with a strong focus on X-ray speckle-based imaging, the most recently developed phase-sensitive method. X-ray speckle-based imaging only requires a piece of abrasive paper in addition to the standard X-ray imaging setup. Its simplicity and robustness combined with the compatibility with laboratory X-ray sources, make it an ideal candidate for wide user uptake in a range of fields. An in-depth overview of the state of the art of X-ray speckle-based imaging and its latest developments is given in this thesis. It, furthermore, explores a broad range of applications, from X-ray optics characterisation, to biomedical imaging for 3D virtual histology and geological studies of volcanic rocks, demonstrating is promising potential. Moreover, the speckle-based technique is placed in the context of other phase-sensitive X-ray imaging methods to assist in the choice of a suitable method, hence serving as a guide and reference work for future users.

About the authors

Marie-Christine Zdora has been working on X-ray phase-contrast imaging since 2013. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Physics from Technical University Munich in 2011 and 2014, respectively. She, furthermore, holds a Master of Medical Physics from the University of Sydney (2013). In 2015, Marie-Christine moved to Diamond Light Source, where she pursued a PhD in a joint studentship with University College London. In January 2020, she was awarded her PhD in Physics on the topic of X-ray speckle-based phase-contrast imaging from University College London. She is now a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Southampton.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
X-ray Phase-Contrast Imaging Using Near-Field Speckles
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2021
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
978-3-030-66329-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-66329-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-66328-5
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 337
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 88 illustrations in colour
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