BibTex format

author = {Cole, JM and Wood, J and Lopes, NC and Poder, K and Abel, RL and Alatabi, S and Bryant, JSJ and Jin, A and Kneip, S and Mecseki, K and Symes, DR and Mangles, SPD and Najmudin, Z},
doi = {10.1038/srep13244},
journal = {Scientific Reports},
title = {Laser-wakefield accelerators as hard x-ray sources for 3D medical imaging of human bone},
url = {},
volume = {5},
year = {2015}

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AB - A bright μm-sized source of hard synchrotron x-rays (critical energy Ecrit > 30 keV) based on the betatron oscillations of laser wakefield accelerated electrons has been developed. The potential of this source for medical imaging was demonstrated by performing micro-computed tomography of a human femoral trabecular bone sample, allowing full 3D reconstruction to a resolution below 50 μm. The use of a 1 cm long wakefield accelerator means that the length of the beamline (excluding the laser) is dominated by the x-ray imaging distances rather than the electron acceleration distances. The source possesses high peak brightness, which allows each image to be recorded with a single exposure and reduces the time required for a full tomographic scan. These properties make this an interesting laboratory source for many tomographic imaging applications.
AU - Cole,JM
AU - Wood,J
AU - Lopes,NC
AU - Poder,K
AU - Abel,RL
AU - Alatabi,S
AU - Bryant,JSJ
AU - Jin,A
AU - Kneip,S
AU - Mecseki,K
AU - Symes,DR
AU - Mangles,SPD
AU - Najmudin,Z
DO - 10.1038/srep13244
PY - 2015///
SN - 2045-2322
TI - Laser-wakefield accelerators as hard x-ray sources for 3D medical imaging of human bone
T2 - Scientific Reports
UR -
UR -
VL - 5
ER -