By Kai Hermann Scherer
This thesis bargains an available advisor to biomedical phase-contrast imaging with over 20 radiographic illustrations. It specializes in examine to enhance radiography, and especially mammography purposes, by utilizing a singular X-ray imaging modality that exploits the wave-nature of X-rays, instead of simply their absorption in tissue. additional, it explores a extensive variety of power purposes – from the evaluation of breast melanoma and the assessment of microcalcification clusters, to the exam of renal stones.
X-ray imaging is an integral instrument in smooth scientific diagnostics, and levels from easy radiography functions to complicated CT imaging protocols. This novel phase-contrast procedure has the capability to carry considerably better diagnostic info, additionally and particularly in circumstances the place mammography is used for screening reasons. The thesis relies on a number of reviews carried out through the writer – operating in shut interdisciplinary cooperation with doctors at collage clinics in Munich – and effectively demonstrates this diagnostic strength in pre-clinical experiments.