Tissue sensitive imaging and tomography without contrast agents for small animals with Timepix based detectors

E. Trojanova*, L. E. J. R. Schyns, L. Dubois, J. Jakubek, A. Le Pape, L. Sefc, V. Sykora, D. Turecek, J. Uher, F. Verhaegen

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Abstract

The tissue type resolving X-ray radiography and tomography can be performed even without contrast agents. The differences between soft tissue types such as kidney, muscles, fat, liver, brain and spleen were measured based on their spectral response. The Timepix based X-ray imaging detector WidePIX(2x5) with 300 mu m thick silicon sensors was used for most of the measurements presented in this work. These promising results are used for further optimizations of the detector technology and radiographic methods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01056
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017
Event18th International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 Jul 20167 Jul 2016

Keywords

  • Pixelated detectors and associated VLSI electronics
  • Spectral responses
  • X-ray detectors
  • X-ray radiography and digital radiography (DR)

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