Synchrotron Radiation, in Biology and Medicine
J.B. Pełka
Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, al. Lotników 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw, Poland
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Received: 24 09 2007;
This work is focused on a present status of synchrotron radiation X-ray applications in medicine and biology to imaging, diagnostics, and radiotherapy. Properties of X-ray beams generated by synchrotron sources are compared with radiation produced by classical laboratory X-ray tubes. A list of operating and planned synchrotron facilities applicable to biomedical purposes is given, together with their basic characteristics. A concise overview of typical X-ray synchrotron techniques in biology and medicine is carried out with discussion of their specific properties and examples of typical results.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.114.309
PACS numbers: 87.57.-s, 87.59.-e, 07.85.Fv, 07.90.+c