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Micro-CT imaging of rat bone and lumber vertebra using synchrotron radiation

Rao, Donepudi Venkateswara and Cesareo, Roberto and Brunetti, Antonio and Akatsuka, Takao and Yuasa, Tetsuya and Takeda, Tohoru and Tromba, Giuliana and Gigante, Giovanni Ettore (2009) Micro-CT imaging of rat bone and lumber vertebra using synchrotron radiation. In: Application of accelerators in research and industry: 20th International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry, 10-15 August 2008, Fort Worth, Texas. Melville, NY, American Institute of Physics. Vol. 1099. p. 896-899. ISBN 9780735406339. Conference or Workshop Item.

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DOI: 10.1063/1.3120184


Micro-tomographic imaging with a spatial resolution on the micrometer scale offers owes a high potential to perform certain types of measurements that were not feasible with other techniques or conventional laboratory methods. The synchrotron X-ray source gives substantial advantages because of its high brilliance and continuous X-ray spectrum. Based on this, visualized the microstructure of rat bone and lumber vertebra was visualized using 20, 25 and 30 keV synchrotron X-rays. We utilized the data which was acquired at different energies for multi-model imaging and to estimate the Ca/P ratio. Up to now there has been no research carried out using these images for the estimation of the calcium content, with synchrotron X-rays. The results are based on the analysis of images and gray values obtained at different energies. We introduce this new method in order to measure the calcium content by means of high resolution synchrotron micro-CT.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Contribute)
ID Code:2614
Uncontrolled Keywords:Computerised tomography, X-ray sources (astronomical), synchrotron radiation
Subjects:Area 02 - Scienze fisiche > FIS/07 Fisica applicata (a beni culturali, ambientali, biologia e medicina)
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 03 Istituti > Matematica e fisica
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:08

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