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Five-Second Fan Beam CT Scanner
Author(s): A. C.M. Chen; W. H. Berninger; R. W. Redington; R. Godbarsen; D. Barrett
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Paper Abstract

To expand the medical utility of X-ray Computerized Tomography System to the entire body, the system must be capable of high-speed scan to minimize the effect of voluntary and involuntary body motion. High speed (5 sec.) and fan beam geometry in which the x-ray measurements are made by a continuous rotating scanner with simultaneous data acquisition per projection appears to be an optimum technical approach in terms of performance, reliability and producibility. The technical issues of x-ray physics, dosage, scanner and computing system will be discussed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1976
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0096, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine V, (23 December 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.965426
Show Author Affiliations
A. C.M. Chen, General Electric Company (United States)
W. H. Berninger, General Electric Company (United States)
R. W. Redington, General Electric Company (United States)
R. Godbarsen, General Electric Company (United States)
D. Barrett, General Electric Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0096:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine V
Robert K. Cacak; Paul L. Carson; Gregory Dubuque; Joel E. Gray; William R. Hendee; Raymond P. Rossi; Arthur Haus, Editor(s)

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