Determination of lung morphology from X-ray phase contrast radiographs

    Project: Research

    Project Description

    The lung's complex micro-structure makes it difficult to detect minor morphological changes associated with early lung disease using conventional clinical imaging modalities. Novel phase contrast imaging techniques provide high contrast images of the lung, with sufficient spatial resolution to detect the smallest respiratory units. This project will develop these techniques to provide quantitative information on lung morphology. Experimental data will be combined with numerical modelling to identify image features associated with respiratory diseases. Methodologies developed in this research will have potential diagnostic capabilities for detecting lung disease and injury earlier than conventional methods.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date20/03/0831/07/11

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD14,126.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD235,944.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC)
    • Monash University