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Ellipsoid scan: chest cone-beam CT with a large ellipsoidal view field using a 16-in. x-ray image intensifier
Author(s): Rika Baba; Ken Ueda; Hironori Ueki; Keiji Umetani
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Paper Abstract

We propose a cone-beam computed tomography (CT) system that has a large field of view and high image quality, and that can be applied to the chest imaging. This system uses a 16- inch x-ray image intensifier and a television camera. To enlarge the field of view, an ellipsoid-scan sequence is used, which requires the subject to be moved parallel to the transaxial plane during scanning. The contrast resolution is increased by applying a television camera with high sensitivity and non-linear efficiency. We tested this system using a stationary apparatus, and obtained an isotropic 3D image of a chest phantom which had 0.64 mm voxels and covered both lungs. This system attained better spatial resolution for coronal images and its contrast resolution in the transaxial images was only 3 to 7 times larger than conventional spiral-scan CT at the same x-ray dose. This system is promising for ling cancer screening, precise diagnosis and surgery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3032, Medical Imaging 1997: Physics of Medical Imaging, (2 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274002
Show Author Affiliations
Rika Baba, Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan)
Ken Ueda, Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan)
Hironori Ueki, Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan)
Keiji Umetani, Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3032:
Medical Imaging 1997: Physics of Medical Imaging
Richard L. Van Metter; Jacob Beutel, Editor(s)

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