Please wait a minute...
Chin. Phys. B, 2014, Vol. 23(4): 048701    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/23/4/048701

Improvement and error analysis of quantitative information extraction in diffraction-enhanced imaging

Yang Hao (杨浩), Xuan Rui-Jiao (轩瑞娇), Hu Chun-Hong (胡春红), Duan Jing-Hao (段敬豪)
College of Biomedical Engineering, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300070, China
Abstract  Diffraction-enhanced imaging (DEI) is a powerful phase-sensitive technique that provides higher spatial resolution and supercontrast of weakly absorbing objects than conventional radiography. It derives contrast from the X-ray absorption, refraction, and ultra-small-angle X-ray scattering (USAXS) properties of an object. The separation of different-contrast contributions from images is an important issue for the potential application of DEI. In this paper, an improved DEI (IDEI) method is proposed based on the Gaussian curve fitting of the rocking curve (RC). Utilizing only three input images, the IDEI method can accurately separate the absorption, refraction, and USAXS contrasts produced by the object. The IDEI method can therefore be viewed as an improvement to the extended DEI (EDEI) method. In contrast, the IDEI method can circumvent the limitations of the EDEI method well since it does not impose a Taylor approximation on the RC. Additionally, analysis of the IDEI model errors is performed to further investigate the factors that lead to the image artifacts, and finally validation studies are conducted using computer simulation and synchrotron experimental data.
Keywords:  X-ray imaging      phase contrast      phase retrieval      synchrotron radiation  
Received:  21 May 2013      Revised:  24 August 2013      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  87.59.-e (X-ray imaging) (Phase contrast and DIC)  
  42.30.Rx (Phase retrieval)  
  41.60.Ap (Synchrotron radiation)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 30900333 and 81371549) and the WBE Liver Fibrosis Foundation, China (Grant No. CFHPC20131033).
Corresponding Authors:  Hu Chun-Hong     E-mail:
About author:  87.59.-e;; 42.30.Rx; 41.60.Ap

Cite this article: 

Yang Hao (杨浩), Xuan Rui-Jiao (轩瑞娇), Hu Chun-Hong (胡春红), Duan Jing-Hao (段敬豪) Improvement and error analysis of quantitative information extraction in diffraction-enhanced imaging 2014 Chin. Phys. B 23 048701

[1] Momose A, Takeda T, Itai Y and Hirano K 1996 Nat. Med. 2 473
[2] Davis T J, Gao D, Gureyev T E, Stevenson A W and Wilkins S W 1995 Nature 373 595
[3] Wilkins S W, Gureyev T E, Gao D, Pogany A and Stevenson A W 1996 Nature 384 335
[4] Pfeiffer F, Weitkamp T, Bunk O and David C 2006 Nat. Phys. 2 258
[5] Liu X S, Li E R, Zhu P P, Liu Y J, Zhang K, Wang Z L, Hong Y L, Zhang H T, Yuan Q X, Huang W X and Wu Z Y 2010 Chin. Phys. B 19 040701
[6] Liu X, Guo J C and Niu H B 2010 Chin. Phys. B 19 070701
[7] Lei Y H, Liu X, Guo J C, Zhao Z G and Niu H B 2011 Chin. Phys. B 20 042901
[8] Chapman D, Thomlinson W, Johnston R E, Washburn D, Pisano E, Gmür N, Zhong Z, Menk R H, Arfelli F and Sayers D 1997 Phys. Med. Biol. 42 2015
[9] Zhu P P, Yuan Q X, Huang W X, Wang Y, Shu H, Wu Z Y and Xian D C 2006 Acta Phys. Sin. 55 1089 (in Chinese)
[10] Wernick M N, Wirjadi O, Chapman D, Zhong Z, Galatsanos N P, Yang Y Y, Brankov J G, Oltulu O, Anastasio M A and Muehleman C 2003 Phys. Med. Biol. 48 3875
[11] Oltulu O, Zhong Z, Hasnah M O, Wernick M N and Chapman D 2003 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 36 2152
[12] Pagot E, Cloetens P, Fiedler S, Bravin A, Coan P, Baruchel J, Härtwig J and Thomlinson W 2003 Appl. Phys. Lett. 82 3421
[13] Brankov J G, Wernick M N, Yang Y Y, Li J, Muehleman C, Zhong Z and Anastasio M A 2006 Med. Phys. 33 278
[14] Rigon L, Arfelli F and Menk R H 2007 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 36 3077
[15] Chou C Y, Anastasio M A, Brankov J G, Wernick M N, Brey E M, Connor D M and Zhong Z 2007 Phys. Med. Biol. 52 1923
[16] Maksimenko A 2007 Appl. Phys. Lett. 90 154106
[17] Huang Z F, Kang K J and Yang Y G 2007 Nucl. Instrum. Method A 579 218
[18] Hu C H, Zhang L, Li H and Luo S Q 2008 Opt. Express 16 16704
[19] Hu C H, Li H, Zhang L, Wang X Y and Luo S Q 2009 Acta Phys. Sin. 58 2423 (in Chinese)
[20] Diemoz P C, Coan P, Glaser C and Bravin A 2010 Opt. Express 18 3494
[21] Chen Z Q, Ding F, Huang Z F, Zhang L, Yin H X, Wang Z C and Zhu P P 2009 Chin. Phys. C 33 969
[22] Muehleman C, Li J, Zhong Z, Brankov J G and Wernick M N 2006 J. Anat. 208 115
[23] Hu C H, Zhao T, Zhang L, Li H, Zhao X Y and Luo S Q 2009 Prog. Nat. Sci. 19 955
[24] Zhang X, Yuan Q X, Yang X R, Li H Q, Chen Y, Chen S L, Zhu P P and Huang W X 2009 Chin. Phys. C 33 986
[25] Tan G, Wang H Q, Chen Y, Yuan Q X, Li G, Zhang X D, Zhu P P, Zhong X F and Tang J T 2010 Chin. Phys. C 34 237
[26] Muehleman C, Fogarty D, Reinhart B, Tzvetkov T, Li J and Nesch I 2010 Clin. Anat. 23 530
[27] Appel A A, Larson J C, Somo S, Zhong Z, Spicer P P, Kasper F K, Garson A B, Zysk A M, Mikos A G, Anastasio M A and Brey E M 2012 Tissue Engineering Part. C: Method 18 859
[28] Appel A A, Chou C Y, Greisler H P, Larson J C, Vasireddi S, Zhong Z, Anastasio M A and Brey E M 2012 Am. J. Surg. 204 631
[1] Investigations of moiré artifacts induced by flux fluctuations in x-ray dark-field imaging
Zhi-Li Wang(王志立), Zi-Han Chen(陈子涵), Yao Gu(顾瑶), Heng Chen(陈恒), and Xin Ge(葛昕). Chin. Phys. B, 2023, 32(3): 038704.
[2] Analysis of refraction and scattering image artefacts in x-ray analyzer-based imaging
Li-Ming Zhao(赵立明), Tian-Xiang Wang(王天祥), Run-Kang Ma(马润康), Yao Gu(顾瑶), Meng-Si Luo(罗梦丝), Heng Chen(陈恒), Zhi-Li Wang(王志立), and Xin Ge(葛昕). Chin. Phys. B, 2023, 32(2): 028701.
[3] Deep-learning-based cryptanalysis of two types of nonlinear optical cryptosystems
Xiao-Gang Wang(汪小刚) and Hao-Yu Wei(魏浩宇). Chin. Phys. B, 2022, 31(9): 094202.
[4] X-ray phase-sensitive microscope imaging with a grating interferometer: Theory and simulation
Jiecheng Yang(杨杰成), Peiping Zhu(朱佩平), Dong Liang(梁栋), Hairong Zheng(郑海荣), and Yongshuai Ge(葛永帅). Chin. Phys. B, 2022, 31(9): 098702.
[5] Efficient implementation of x-ray ghost imaging based on a modified compressive sensing algorithm
Haipeng Zhang(张海鹏), Ke Li(李可), Changzhe Zhao(赵昌哲), Jie Tang(汤杰), and Tiqiao Xiao(肖体乔). Chin. Phys. B, 2022, 31(6): 064202.
[6] Analysis of period and visibility of dual phase grating interferometer
Jun Yang(杨君), Jian-Heng Huang(黄建衡), Yao-Hu Lei(雷耀虎), Jing-Biao Zheng(郑景标), Yu-Zheng Shan(单雨征), Da-Yu Guo(郭大育), and Jin-Chuan Guo(郭金川). Chin. Phys. B, 2022, 31(5): 058701.
[7] Broad-band phase retrieval method for transient radial shearing interference using chirp Z transform technique
Fang Xue(薛芳), Ya-Xuan Duan(段亚轩), Xiao-Yi Chen(陈晓义), Ming Li(李铭), Suo-Chao Yuan(袁索超), and Zheng-Shang Da(达争尚). Chin. Phys. B, 2021, 30(8): 084209.
[8] Real time high accuracy phase contrast imaging with parallel acquisition speckle tracking
Zhe Hu(胡哲), Wen-Qiang Hua(滑文强), and Jie Wang(王 劼). Chin. Phys. B, 2021, 30(6): 064201.
[9] Observation of trapped and passing runaway electrons by infrared camera in the EAST tokamak
Yong-Kuan Zhang(张永宽), Rui-Jie Zhou(周瑞杰), Li-Qun Hu(胡立群), Mei-Wen Chen(陈美文), Yan Chao(晁燕), Jia-Yuan Zhang(张家源), and Pan Li(李磐). Chin. Phys. B, 2021, 30(5): 055206.
[10] Convolutional neural network for transient grating frequency-resolved optical gating trace retrieval and its algorithm optimization
Siyuan Xu(许思源), Xiaoxian Zhu(朱孝先), Ji Wang(王佶), Yuanfeng Li(李远锋), Yitan Gao(高亦谈), Kun Zhao(赵昆), Jiangfeng Zhu(朱江峰), Dacheng Zhang(张大成), Yunlin Chen(陈云琳), and Zhiyi Wei(魏志义). Chin. Phys. B, 2021, 30(4): 048402.
[11] Quantitative coherence analysis of dual phase grating x-ray interferometry with source grating
Zhi-Li Wang(王志立), Rui-Cheng Zhou(周瑞成), Li-Ming Zhao(赵立明), Kun Ren(任坤), Wen Xu(徐文), Bo Liu(刘波), and Heng Chen(陈恒). Chin. Phys. B, 2021, 30(2): 028702.
[12] Retrieval of multiple scattering contrast from x-ray analyzer-based imaging
Heng Chen(陈恒), Bo Liu(刘波), Li-Ming Zhao(赵立明), Kun Ren(任坤), and Zhi-Li Wang(王志立). Chin. Phys. B, 2021, 30(1): 018701.
[13] Biases of estimated signals in x-ray analyzer-based imaging
Jianlin Xia(夏健霖), Wen Xu(徐文), Ruicheng Zhou(周瑞成), Xiaomin Shi(石晓敏), Kun Ren(任坤), Heng Chen(陈恒), Zhili Wang(王志立). Chin. Phys. B, 2020, 29(6): 068703.
[14] Nanofabrication of 50 nm zone plates through e-beam lithography with local proximity effect correction for x-ray imaging
Jingyuan Zhu(朱静远), Sichao Zhang(张思超), Shanshan Xie(谢珊珊), Chen Xu(徐晨), Lijuan Zhang(张丽娟), Xulei Tao(陶旭磊), Yuqi Ren(任玉琦), Yudan Wang(王玉丹), Biao Deng(邓彪), Renzhong Tai(邰仁忠), Yifang Chen(陈宜方). Chin. Phys. B, 2020, 29(4): 047501.
[15] Phase retrieval algorithm for optical information security
Shi-Qing Wang(王诗晴), Xiang-Feng Meng(孟祥锋), Yu-Rong Wang(王玉荣), Yong-Kai Yin(殷永凯), Xiu-Lun Yang(杨修伦). Chin. Phys. B, 2019, 28(8): 084203.
No Suggested Reading articles found!