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.
|Title of host publication||Practical SPECT/CT in Nuclear Medicine|
|Editors||David Wyn Jones, Peter Hogg, Euclid Seeram|
|Place of Publication||London UK|
|Publisher||Springer-Verlag London Ltd.|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|