Pushing the performance of X-ray radiology to unprecedented levels
Phase contrast imaging methods exploit the superior properties of synchrotron radiation sources to push the performances of X-ray radiology to unprecedented levels in terms of density and spatial resolution, chemical and morphological analysis. The PC core is based on TOMCAT, a world-class imaging beamline at the Swiss Light Source (SLS) of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). Isotropic resolutions at the submicron scale and millisecond time resolutions are standard, while a 3D dataset at micrometer scale can be collected in less than a second. The phase contrast team at CIBM participated in the early development of these new techniques and continues to contribute to their fast evolution.