Phantom and animal imaging studies using PLS synchrotron X-rays

Hee Joung Kim, Jin O. Hong, Kyu Ho Lee, Hai Jo Jung, Eun Kyung Kim, Jung Ho Je, In Woo Kim, Yeukuang Hwu, Wen Li Tsai, Je Kyung Seong, Seung Won Lee, Hyung Sik Yoo

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Ultra-high resolution radiographs can be obtained using synchrotron X-rays. A collaboration team consisting of K-JIST, POSTECH, and YUMC has recently commissioned a new beamline (5C1)at Pohang Light Source (PLS) in Korea for medical applications using phase contrast radiology. Relatively simple image acquisition systems were set up on 5C1 beamline, and imaging studies were performed for resolution test patterns, mammographic phantom, and animals. Resolution test patterns and mammographic phantom images showed much better image resolution and quality with the 5C1 imaging system than the mammography system. Both fish and mouse images with 5C1 imaging system also showed much better image resolution with great details of organs and anatomy compared to those obtained with a conventional mammography system. A simple and inexpensive ultra-high resolution imaging system on 5C1 beamline was successfully implemented. We were able to acquire ultra-high resolution images for, resolution test patterns, mammographic phantom, fishes, and mice. The results showed that the 5C1 imaging system could be used for ultra-high resolution imaging studies in medical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-842
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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