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X-ray high-resolution vascular network imaging

Plouraboué, Franck and Cloetens, Peter and Fonta, Caroline and Steyer, Alexandre and Lauwers, Frédéric and Marc-Vergnes, J. P X-ray high-resolution vascular network imaging. (2004) Journal of Microscopy, 215 (2). 139-148. ISSN 0022-2720

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0022-2720.2004.01362.x


This paper presents the first application of high-resolution X-ray synchrotron tomography to the imaging of large micro- vascular networks in biological tissue samples. This technique offers the opportunity of analysing the full three-dimensional vascular network from the micrometre to the millimetre scale. This paper presents the specific sample preparation method and the X-ray imaging procedure. Either barium or iron was injected as contrast agent in the vascular network. The impact of the composition and concentration of the injected solution on the X-ray synchrotron tomography images has been studied. Two imaging modes, attenuation and phase contrast, are compared. Synchrotron high-resolution computed tomography offers new prospects in the three-dimensional imaging of in situ biological vascular networks.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > European Synchrotron Radiation Facility - ESRF (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Other partners > Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse - CHU Toulouse (FRANCE)
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