Synchrotron radiation and its application to digital subtraction angiography

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The intense synchrotron radiation produced at electron storage rings provides a new source of X-rays highly suited to iodine K-edge digital subtraction angiography. The high intensity and small angular divergence permit the radiation to be monochromatized by Bragg diffraction and made available in beams of small vertical size, of arbitrary horizontal width, and of tunable energy. The use of such beams provides maximum sensitivity to intra-arterial iodine and virtually eliminates image contrast due to non-vascular body structures. The sensitivity of this method to iodine offers the prospect of visualizing arteries by peripheral venous injection.

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Synchrotron radiation and its application to digital subtraction angiography
DOI 10.1117/12.933021
Year Published 1981
Language English
Publisher Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Publisher location Bellingham, Washington
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Science Center
Description 8 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Proceedings Volume 0314, Digital Radiography
Conference Title Conference on Digital Radiography
Conference Location Palo Alto, California
Conference Date September 14-16, 1981
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