Construction of X-ray dark-field imaging with a view size of 80mm square and first visualization of human articular cartilage of femoral head under a nearly clinical condition

Masami Ando, Hiroshi Sugiyama, Toshiyuki Kunisada, Daisuke Shimao, Ken Takeda, Hiroyuki Hashizume, Hajime Inoue

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Field size of 80mm × 80mm for X-ray dark-field (DFI) imaging at 35keV using a 2.16-mm-thick 440 Laue diffraction analyzer has been achieved. Under this condition, only refracted X-rays from sample can transmit through this filter to form DFI while the beam that has not changed its direction is repelled to the diffraction direction. Its spatial resolution is 10 microns or better. An excised human femoral head in a water-filled vinyl bag simulating a clinical condition shows a high-contrast and high-spatial-resolution articular cartilage that has not been visualized by X-ray technique.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Issue number9 AB
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2004



  • Articular cartilage
  • Excised human femoural head
  • Laue diffraction filter
  • Monochro-collimator
  • Pseudoclinical diagnosis
  • Refraction
  • Sychrotron radiation
  • X-ray dark-field imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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