X-ray computed tomography

Michael, Gregory (2001) X-ray computed tomography. Physics Education, 36(6), pp. 442-451.

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X-ray computed tomography (CT) is a medical imaging technique that produces images of trans-axial planes through the human body. When compared with a conventional radiograph, which is an image of many planes superimposed on each other, a CT image exhibits significantly improved contrast although this is at the expense of reduced spatial resolution.-----

A CT image is reconstructed mathematically from a large number of one dimensional projections of the chosen plane. These projections are acquired electronically using a linear array of solid-state detectors and an x ray source that rotates around the patient.-----

X-ray computed tomography is used routinely in radiological examinations. It has also be found to be useful in special applications such as radiotherapy treatment planning and three-dimensional imaging for surgical planning.

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ID Code: 31012
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: X-ray, computed tomography, back projection, three dimensional imaging, surgical planning
DOI: 10.1088/0031-9120/36/6/301
ISSN: 0031-9120
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Radiology and Organ Imaging (110320)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Institute of Physics
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2010 21:38
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2011 14:58

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