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.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Manuscript received October 25, 2000; revised April 23, 2001. This study was supported by the Brain Korea 4 project for Medical Science, Yonsei University.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering