Practical radiation dose and practical radiation protection considerations

Joanne Sil, Euclid Seeram

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This chapter describes the physical principles and instrumentation of computed tomography (CT) and outlines several recent advances in CT technology. First, the history of CT is presented. Secondly, the essential physical principles are described. Thirdly, the technology of CT including image post-processing such as windowing is explained in detail. The elements of spiral/helical CT principles and technology are also outlined. Finally, multislice CT applications are reviewed followed by a radiation protection overview.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPractical SPECT/CT in Nuclear Medicine
EditorsDavid Wyn Jones, Peter Hogg, Euclid Seeram
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781447147039
ISBN (Print)9781447147022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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