Researchers have significantly improved micro-computed tomography, specifically imaging with phase contrast and high brilliance x-ray radiation. They have developed a new micro-structured optical grating and combined it with new analytical algorithms. The new approach makes it possible to depict and analyze the microstructures of samples in greater detail and investigate a broad spectrum of samples.
Micro-computed tomography is an imaging method that generates detailed three-dimensional images of the internal structure of samples with small dimensions. Researchers in biology, medicine, or material sciences can use this method to obtain information on the structure and characteristics of tissue and material samples, which are essential in diagnoses and other analyses.
In micro-computed tomography, x-ray images are reconstructed to form a three-dimensional image. Different x-ray imaging methods are used to achieve the most accurate depiction possible, depending on the sample. Here, the key parameters are resolution, contrast, and the method’s sensitivity.