Fabio A. Vittoria

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A method is proposed which enables the retrieval of the thickness or of the projected electron density of a sample from a single input image acquired with an edge illumination phase-contrast imaging setup. The method assumes the case of a quasi-homogeneous sample, i.e. a sample with a constant ratio between the real and imaginary parts of its complex(More)
We report on an asymmetric mask concept that enables X-ray phase-contrast imaging without requiring any movement in the system during data acquisition. The method is compatible with laboratory equipment, namely a commercial detector and a rotating anode tube. The only motion required is that of the object under investigation which is scanned through the(More)
Edge illumination x-ray phase contrast tomography is a recently developed imaging technique which enables three-dimensional visualisation of low-absorbing materials. Dedicated phase retrieval algorithms can provide separate computed tomography (CT) maps of sample absorption, refraction and scattering properties. In this paper we propose a novel "modified(More)
We present a development of the beam-tracking approach that allows its implementation in computed tomography. One absorbing mask placed before the sample and a high resolution detector are used to track variations in the beam intensity distribution caused by the sample. Absorption, refraction, and dark-field are retrieved through a multi-Gaussian(More)
We discuss a portable edge illumination x-ray phase contrast imaging system based on compact piezoelectric motors, which enables its transportation to different environments, e.g., hosting different x-ray source technologies. The analysis of images of standard samples reveals an angular sensitivity of 270 ± 6 nrad, which compares well with the 260 ± 10 nrad(More)
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