X-ray dark field imaging of human articular cartilage: possible clinical application to orthopedic surgery.

Abstract

Despite its convenience and non-invasiveness on daily clinical use, standard X-ray radiography cannot show articular cartilage. We developed a novel type of X-ray dark field imaging (DFI), which forms images only by a refracted beam with very low background illumination. We examined a disarticulated distal femur and a shoulder joint with surrounding soft… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2008.04.034

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