Entry Date:
September 12, 2014

X-Ray Phase Contrast Imaging of Biological and Materials Specimens

Principal Investigator Michael Short

Co-investigator Richard Lanza

Using phase information instead of transmitted intensity could markedly increase the contrast of x-ray images. Practical applications include lower radiation doses for medical procedures such as mammograms, or enhanced contrast and spatial resolution for materials interrogation. In this project, we are developing a coded x-ray source for creating phase contrast images.