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International Journal of Biomedical Imaging
Volume 2009, Article ID 847537, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/847537
Research Article

Varying Collimation for Dark-Field Extraction

1SBES Division/ICTAS Center for Biomedical Imaging, VT-WFU School of Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
2Toshiba Medical Research Institute USA, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, USA

Received 10 May 2009; Accepted 12 November 2009

Academic Editor: Yibin Zheng

Copyright © 2009 Ge Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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