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Optical Engineering

The Commissioning of Computed-Tomography Scanners An Overview
Author(s): Leland R. Kirkland; Tommie J Morgan
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Paper Abstract

The computed-tomography scanner is a new tool for the medical profession in which a narrow, moving x-ray beam, controlled and measured by a computer, is used to image transverse planes in patients. Because scanners have several unique features, commissioning tests performed during installation can be only partially accomplished by using equipment and procedures designed for conventional x-ray devices. Additional equipment and procedures are required to commission scanners. This paper identifies 21 parameters that should be considered for testing in a scanner commissioning program. Generalized descriptions as to how such tests may be accomplished are outlined and difficulties in testing are cited.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1977
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 16(1) 160132 doi: 10.1117/12.7972074
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 16, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Leland R. Kirkland, National Cancer Institute (United States)
Tommie J Morgan, Bureau of Radiological Health (United States)


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