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Lyncean Technologies Inc. receives $1.2 M from NCRR to develop new imaging technique
Date:5/11/2009

for the fringes. The DPCI technique has already demonstrated superior visualization of soft tissue in many publications. The Compact Light Source has an x-ray beam that is a perfect match for the technique.

This new grant will permit the development of an x-ray imaging system called "The Clinical High Resolution Imaging System (CHRIS)" which takes advantage of the unique properties of the CLS x-ray beam. The CLS x-ray beam emerges from a tiny spot (about 100 microns) and diverges in a cone to illuminate first the sample and then the gratings which are specifically designed to produce x-ray fringes. The diverging monochromatic beam already produces very high resolution images and tomography, due to the point-like source and monochromatic x-ray energy (http://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/11554.php?from=128323). In addition, the gratings permit the creation of the two additional images, using the new phase and scattering contrast mechanisms, which are not possible in conventional radiographs (http://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/11553.php?from=128323). The combination of these three images can distinguish subtle variations in soft tissue at an extremely fine scale.

When complete, the CHRIS development aims towards a product which will enable the development of clinical applications of this new imaging method towards cancer detection, mammography, osteoarthritis, small animal imaging and other clinical radiological applications which require the detection of fine structure within soft tissue.


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Contact: Ronald Ruth
ronald_ruth@lynceantech.com
650-320-8300
Lyncean Technologies, Inc.
Source:Eurekalert

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