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Matthias Bartels, Victor H. Hernandez, Martin Krenkel, Tobias Moser, and Tim Salditt (2013)

Phase contrast tomography of the mouse cochlea at microfocus x-ray sources

Applied Physics Letters 103:083703 (5 pp).  (export entry)


We present phase contrast x-ray tomography of functional soft tissue within the bony cochlear capsule of mice, carried out at laboratory microfocus sources with well-matched source, detector, geometry, and reconstruction algorithms at spatial resolutions down to 2 μm. Contrast, data quality and resolution enable the visualization of thin membranes and nerve fibers as well as automated segmentation of surrounding bone. By complementing synchrotron radiation imaging techniques, a broad range of biomedical applications becomes possible as demonstrated for optogenetic cochlear implant research.
10.1063/1.4818737