Joint-reconstruction-enabled data acquisition design for single-shot edge-illumination x-ray phase-contrast tomography

Yujia Chen, Weimin Zhou, Mark A. Anastasio

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Edge illumination X-ray phase-contrast tomography (EIXPCT) is an emerging imaging technology capable of estimating the complex-valued refractive index distribution with laboratory-based X-ray sources. Conventional image reconstruction approaches for EIXPCT require multiple images to be acquired at each tomographic view angle. This contributes to prolonged data-acquisition times and potentially elevated radiation doses, which can hinder in-vivo applications. A new "single-shot" method has been proposed for joint reconstruction (JR) of the real and imaginary-valued components of the refractive index distribution from a tomographic data set that contains only a single image acquired at each view angle. The JR method does not place restrictions on the types of measurement data that it can be applied to and therefore enables the exploration of innovation single-shot data-acquisition designs. However, there remains an important need to identify data-acquisition designs that will permit accurate JR. In this study, innovative, JR-enabled, single-shot data-acquisition designs for EIXPCT are proposed and characterized quantitatively in simulation studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Imaging 2018
Subtitle of host publicationPhysics of Medical Imaging
EditorsTaly Gilat Schmidt, Guang-Hong Chen, Joseph Y. Lo
ISBN (Electronic)9781510616356
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging 2018: Physics of Medical Imaging - Houston, United States
Duration: Feb 12 2018Feb 15 2018

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


ConferenceMedical Imaging 2018: Physics of Medical Imaging
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Joint reconstruction
  • phase-contrast imaging
  • single-shot imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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