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Dynamic cardiopulmonary imaging by x-ray CT: a view to the future
Author(s): Douglas P. Boyd
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Paper Abstract

Electron Beam Tomography offers a fast method to acquire large numbers of X-ray CT slices. Scanning is performed by sweeping an electron beam over a curved tungsten ring that encompasses the body and serves as a high speed X-ray source. This technology is now in use in more than 100 hospital and clinics and has enabled a number of important new diagnostic applications, especially for 3D imaging of organs and structures that are moving. This paper will describe recent results in chest imaging applications, coronary artery imaging, and 4D-imaging of cardiopulmonary structures. The technology is under continuous development and will lead to future machines with higher 3D and 4D resolution and speed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3337, Medical Imaging 1998: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images, (3 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312552
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Douglas P. Boyd, Imatron Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3337:
Medical Imaging 1998: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images
Eric A. Hoffman, Editor(s)

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