Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University


LAST UPDATE 2021/05/18

  • 研究者氏名
    Researcher Name

    百生敦 Atsushi MOMOSE
    教授 Professor
  • 所属
    Professional Affiliation

    Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University

    計測研究部門 量子ビーム計測研究分野
    Division of Measurements, Quantum Beam Measurements
  • 研究キーワード
    Research Keywords

    X-ray imaging
    Phase contrast
    Synchrotron radiation
Research Subject
Development of X-ray phase imaging

研究の背景 Background


The techniques for utilizing X-ray phase information or coherence have been developed remarkably, and the field of Xray imaging is progressing well. While conventional X-ray imaging methods relying on absorption contrast are widely used in medicine and non-destructive testing, X-ray phase-contrast method allows us to observe materials consisting of low-Z elements, such as polymers and biological soft tissues, which cannot be depicted with the conventional methods.

研究の目標 Outcome


X-ray optics is extensively studied to develop advanced imaging methods, such as X-ray microscopy or tomography utilizing phase information. Phase imaging with other quantum beams, such as neutron beam, is also studied. Through these activities, contribution to the modern society with increasing attention to health, safe, and secure by developing apparatus for medical diagnosis and non-destructive testing in collaboration with industry.

研究図Research Figure

Fig.1. X-ray phase tomogram obtained for a cancerous tissue of rabbit liver. A Bonse-Hart interferometer was used with SR. Fig.2. X-ray phase tomogram obtained for a polymer blend sample of PMMA and PS. Laboratory X-ray source was used. Fig.3. X-ray phase imaging apparatus developed for clinical diagnosis in hospital.

文献 / Publications

Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 372, 2013023 (2014). Biomed. Opt. Express, 4, 917 (2013). Appl. Phys. Express, 6, 096601 (2013). Z. Med. Phys., 23, 222 (2013). J. Appl. Phys., 114, 134901 (2013). 中谷医工計測技術振興財団年報, 28, 14 (2014).