Time-gated medical imaging with ultrafast laser plasma x-rays Conference Paper uri icon


  • Laser-generated, hard x-rays are produced in a > 1018W/cm2focus of an ultrashort-pulse laser system. The application of ultrashort-duration, laser-generated x-rays to diagnostic medical imaging is discussed. Time-gated detection allows removal of scattered radiation, improved image quality and possible reduction of patient exposure. Methods for improvement of x-ray yield, design of appropriate drive lasers, and applications to mammography and angiography are also discussed.

name of conference

  • Applications of Laser Plasma Radiation II

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Barty, C., Gordon, C. L., Lemoff, B. E., RosePetruck, C., Raksi, F., Bell, P. M., ... Yin, G. Y.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Barty, CPJ||Gordon, CL||Lemoff, BE||RosePetruck, C||Raksi, F||Bell, PM||Wilson, KR||Yakovlev, VV||Yamakawa, K||Yin, GY

editor list (cited editors)

  • Richardson, M. C., & Kyrala, G. A.

publication date

  • September 1995