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Springer Theses

Grating-Based X-Ray Phase-Contrast Mammography

Authors: Scherer, Kai Hermann

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Technical University of Munich, Germany  
  • Offers an accessible guide to biomedical phase-contrast imaging with over 20 radiographies   Presents a comprehensive analysis of phase-contrast mammography including clinical requirements, a case study, tomosynthesis, and microcalcification assessment Includes an extensive introduction and theoretical background that will be valuable to those new to phase-contrast imaging or radiology
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This thesis offers an accessible guide to biomedical phase-contrast imaging with over 20 radiographic illustrations. It focuses on research to improve radiography, and particularly mammography applications, by using a novel X-ray imaging modality that exploits the wave-nature of X-rays, rather than just their absorption in tissue. Further, it explores a broad range of potential applications – from the assessment of breast cancer and the evaluation of microcalcification clusters, to the examination of renal stones. 

X-ray imaging is an indispensable tool in modern medical diagnostics, and ranges from simple radiography applications to advanced CT imaging protocols. This novel phase-contrast approach has the potential to deliver significantly improved diagnostic information, also and especially in cases where mammography is used for screening purposes. The thesis is based on several studies conducted by the author – working in close interdisciplinary cooperation with medical doctors at two university clinics in Munich – and successfully demonstrates this diagnostic potential in pre-clinical experiments.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Grating-Based X-Ray Phase-Contrast Mammography
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39537-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39537-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39536-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81908-2
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 140
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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