Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


Spring into STEM: Next gen X-ray vision: the advent of multi-contrast x-ray imaging techniques

09 May 2022, 1:00 pm–1:30 pm

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Next generation X-ray vision: the advent of multi-contrast x-ray imaging techniques is one of six lectures presented by UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, as part of the 2022 Spring into STEM webinars from UCL Engineering.

This event is free.

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Naomi Britton

The recent advent of phase and scattering X-ray imaging techniques promises a revolution in the field, with the potential to provide high-quality multi-contrast images for samples that are difficult to study with only conventional approaches. Edge-illumination in particular, developed here at UCL, goes even further in ensuring that even the smallest details can be seen, and empowers users with its extreme flexibility. This has applications in a wide range of fields, from clinical environments to the aerospace industry. In this lecture, we will introduce the principles behind phase and scattering X-ray imaging and show the strengths of the edge-illumination technique. By the end of our time, you will understand how a simple restructuring of the X-rays opens up a whole wealth of possibilities for scientists, clinicians, and a wide range of industries. 

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Attenuation: (left), phase (centre) and dark-field (right) images of a rose. As can be seen the images are complementary and highlight different characteristics of the sample. Image obtained by Dr Endrizzi from the AXIm group


About the speakers

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Oriol Roche I Morgo, Doctoral Student

Oriol is a final-year PhD student in the Advanced X-Ray Imaging group, working on innovative sampling strategies for X-ray micro-computed tomography with a focus on efficient under-sampling schemes. He's also interested in scientific public engagement with a wide range of audiences. And he loves cinema! 

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Carlos Navarrete Leon, Doctoral Student

Carlos is a second-year PhD student in the Advanced X-ray Imaging group, working on developing a novel X-ray micro-computed tomography system with 2D sensitivity to the phase and scattering. He was born and raised in Colombia, and he’s also interested in widening participation in higher education and STEM. 

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