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High resolution, large field of view x-ray differential phase contrast imaging on a compact setup

X-ray grating interferometry is a well established technique to perform differential phase contrast imaging on conventional x-ray tubes. So far, the application of this technique in commercial micro computed tomography scanners has remained a major challenge due to the compact setup geometry. In this letter, we report on the design of a compact imaging setup using a microfocus source. Due to the extreme wave front curvature, the gratings are fabricated on a flexible substrate, enabling precise cylindrical shaping. A laboratory setup and a modified SCANCO μCT100 scanner have been built, allowing high resolution and large field of view imaging. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.


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