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Optical Engineering

Acceptance Testing of a Computerized Tomographic Scanner
Author(s): J. Thomas Payne; Edwin C. McCullough; Thomas Stone; Eugene Gedgaudas
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Paper Abstract

Computerized tomographic scanners have gained quick and widespread acceptance in diagnostic radiological practice. The cost of such units is currently about a half million dollars. Technologically, they are one of the most complicated pieces of equipment to be found in a radiology department. Because of the cost and complexity, it seems logical to set up performance specifications, acceptance tests, and a quality assurance program for a CT scanner. Pertinent performance specifications are herein described and discussed. In order to assure that the CT unit does meet specifications, appropriate acceptance tests are likewise discussed. Finally, a basic quality assurance program is outlined with an indication of the tests to be performed and their time frequency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1977
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 16(1) doi: 10.1117/12.7972073
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 16, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
J. Thomas Payne, University of Minnesota (United States)
Edwin C. McCullough, Mayo Clinic/Foundation (United States)
Thomas Stone, University of Minnesota (United States)
Eugene Gedgaudas, University of Minnesota (United States)


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