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Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

New X-ray Imaging Technology Enables Improved Diagnosis of Pulmonary Emphysema

Caption: A combination of dark-field and conventional transmission information allows for a clear distinction of healthy versus emphysematous tissue and an assessment of the regional distribution of the disease. From such images, a doctor might in future not only see if a patient is diseased but also which parts of the lung are affected and how much.

Credit: Simone Schleede / Technische Universitaet Muenchen

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