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Comparison Of Ultrasound And X-Ray Tomography Ultrasound - A Poor Man's C.A.T. ?
Author(s): K. J.W. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

X-ray C.A.T. has proved to be invaluable to display intracranial and orbital lesions and should be valuable in the thorax. However, instantaneous imaging provided by ultrasound allows the heart to be displayed while the lack of ionising radiation hazard permits its use in obstetrics and in screening healthy populations. In the non-gravid abdomen, ultrasound has many advantages including excellent resolution, no radiation exposure and economy. The relative merits of x-ray C.A.T. in the abdomen have yet to be evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 1976
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0070, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IV, (25 March 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954613
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K. J.W. Taylor, Yale University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0070:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IV
Joel E. Gray; William R. Hendee, Editor(s)

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