Multislice CT by Stefan Ulzheimer, Thomas Flohr (auth.), Maximilian F.

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By Stefan Ulzheimer, Thomas Flohr (auth.), Maximilian F. Reiser, C.R. Becker, Konstantin Nikolaou, Gary Glazer (eds.)

This 3rd revised version of Multislice CT presents a finished replace at the most modern advancements and traits within the software of this intriguing method. Following an preliminary part at the most vital technical features and concerns, certain info is supplied on quite a lot of diagnostic functions. Imaging of the pinnacle and neck, the cardiovascular method, and the lungs is roofed intensive, and one more part considers the appliance of multislice CT in numerous tumors. Radiation publicity, CT angiography, dual-energy imaging, and interventions all obtain shut cognizance, and a last bankruptcy examines the function of multislice CT in trauma administration. a variety of hugely skilled and recognized authors have contributed chapters from quite a few views, highlighting the probabilities provided by means of the main sleek multidetector CT platforms. This booklet should be quite priceless for common clients of CT platforms who desire to improve not just their machines but in addition their knowledge.

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Flat detectors, on the other hand, either avoid or at least reduce some of the major disadvantages of image intensifiers (Granfors et al. 2001; Bruijns et al. 2002; Busse et al. 2002; Choquette et al. 2001; Colbeth et al. 2001). The most important technical advantages of flat detectors are: • Homogeneous image quality across the entire image area resulting in distortion-free images and position-independent spatial resolution. , good 2D softtissue imaging performance. • High detective quantum efficiency (DQE) across all dose levels, in particular for CsI/aSi-based flat detectors.

Med Phys 30:832-845 Flohr T, Schoepf U J, Kuettner A, Halliburton S, Bruder H, Suess C, Schmidt B, Hofmann L, Yucel E K, Schaller S, Ohnesorge B (2003b) Advances in cardiac imaging with 16-section CT systems. Acad Radiol 10:386-401 Flohr T, Stierstorfer K, Raupach R, Ulzheimer S, Bruder H (2004) Performance evaluation of a 64-slice CT system with z-flying focal spot. Röfo Fortschr Geb Rontgenstr Neuen Bildgeb Verfahr 176:1803-1810 Flohr TG, Stierstorfer K, Ulzheimer S, Bruder H, Primak AN, McCollough CH (2005a) Image reconstruction and image quality evaluation for a 64-slice CT scanner with z-flying focal spot.

Med Phys 27:861-872 Vetter JR, Perman WH, Kalender WA, Mazess RB, Holden JE (1986) Evaluation of a prototype dual-energy computed tomographic apparatus. II. Determination of vertebral bone mineral content. Med Phys 13:340-343 Wang G, Lin T, Cheng P (1993) A general cone-beam reconstruction algorithm. 4 Role of Dynamic Volume CT 31 References 32 Dynamic volume CT is another milestone in the development of CT technology. The use of wide detectors will most probably impact a number of clinical applications and has the potential to significantly reduce radiation exposure.

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