publication . Article . 2014

Inclusion of coherence in Monte Carlo models for simulation of x-ray phase contrast imaging

Alessandro Olivo; Dino A. Jaroszynski; Fabio A. Vittoria; Maria Weikum; Silvia Cipiccia;
Open Access English
  • Published: 18 Sep 2014
  • Publisher: OSA
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Interest in phase contrast imaging methods based on electromagnetic wave coherence has increased significantly recently, particularly at X-ray energies. This is giving rise to a demand for effective simulation methods. Coherent imaging approaches are usually based on wave optics, which require significant computational resources, particularly for producing 2D images. Monte Carlo (MC) methods, used to track individual particles/photons for particle physics, are not considered appropriate for describing coherence effects. Previous preliminary work has evaluated the possibility of incorporating coherence in Monte Carlo codes. However, in this paper, we present the ...
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free text keywords: general science, QC, Optics, business.industry, business, X-Ray Phase-Contrast Imaging, Monte Carlo method, Refraction, Coherence (physics), Physics, Physical optics, Huygens–Fresnel principle, symbols.namesake, symbols, Photon, Phase-contrast imaging, Statistical physics
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RCUK| CRITICAL MASS: Collective radiation-beam-plasma interactions at high intensities
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  • Funder: Research Council UK (RCUK)
  • Project Code: EP/J018171/1
  • Funding stream: EPSRC
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EC| LASERLAB-EUROPE
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LASERLAB-EUROPE
The Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures III
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 284464
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA
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RCUK| Transforming the use of x-rays in science and society
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  • Funder: Research Council UK (RCUK)
  • Project Code: EP/I021884/1
  • Funding stream: EPSRC
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RCUK| Phase modulation technology for X-ray imaging
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  • Funder: Research Council UK (RCUK)
  • Project Code: EP/I022562/1
  • Funding stream: EPSRC
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EC| EUCARD-2
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EUCARD-2
Enhanced European Coordination for Accelerator Research & Development
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 312453
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA
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