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CT imaging with a mobile C-arm prototype
Author(s): Arvi Cheryauka; David Tubbs; Vinton Langille; Prabhanjana Kalya; Brady Smith; Rocco Cherone
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Paper Abstract

Mobile X-ray imagery is an omnipresent tool in conventional musculoskeletal and soft tissue applications. The next generation of mobile C-arm systems can provide clinicians of minimally-invasive surgery and pain management procedures with both real-time high-resolution fluoroscopy and intra-operative CT imaging modalities. In this study, we research two C-arm CT experimental system configurations and evaluate their imaging capabilities. In a non-destructive evaluation configuration, the X-ray Tube - Detector assembly is stationary while an imaging object is placed on a rotating table. In a medical imaging configuration, the C-arm gantry moves around the patient and the table. In our research setting, we connect the participating devices through a Mobile X-Ray Imaging Environment known as MOXIE. MOXIE is a set of software applications for internal research at GE Healthcare - Surgery and used to examine imaging performance of experimental systems. Anthropomorphic phantom volume renderings and orthogonal slices of reconstructed images are obtained and displayed. The experimental C-arm CT results show CT-like image quality that may be suitable for interventional procedures, real-time data management, and, therefore, have great potential for effective use on the clinical floor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6913, Medical Imaging 2008: Physics of Medical Imaging, 69135C (19 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.769537
Show Author Affiliations
Arvi Cheryauka, GE Healthcare Surgery (United States)
David Tubbs, GE Healthcare Surgery (United States)
Vinton Langille, GE Healthcare Surgery (United States)
Prabhanjana Kalya, GE Healthcare Surgery (United States)
Brady Smith, GE Healthcare Surgery (United States)
Rocco Cherone, GE Healthcare Surgery (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6913:
Medical Imaging 2008: Physics of Medical Imaging
Jiang Hsieh; Ehsan Samei, Editor(s)

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