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Author Heismann, Björn J

Title Spectral computed tomography / Björn J. Heismann, Bernhard T. Schmidt, Thomas Flohr
Published Bellingham, Wash. (1000 20th St. Bellingham WA 98225-6705 USA) : SPIE, 2012


Description 1 online resource (ix, 116 pages) : illustrations
Series SPIE Press monograph ; PM226
SPIE Digital Library
Contents Clinical motivation for spectral CT -- Physics of spectral CT measurements -- Spectral CT algorithms -- Techniques to acquire spectral CT data -- Clinical applications
Summary Computed tomography (CT) is a widely used x-ray scanning technique. In its prominent use as a medical imaging device, CT serves as a workhorse in many clinical settings throughout the world. It provides answers to urgent diagnostic tasks such as oncology tumor staging, acute stroke analysis, or radiation therapy planning. [i]Spectral Computed Tomography [/i]provides a concise, practical coverage of this important medical tool. The first chapter considers the main clinical motivations for spectral CT applications. In Chapter 2, the measurement properties of spectral CT systems are described. Chapter 3 provides an overview of the current state of research on spectral CT algorithms. Based on this overview, the technical realization of spectral CT systems is evaluated in Chapter 4. Device approaches such as DSCT, kV switching, and energy-resolving detectors are compared. Finally, Chapter 5 summarizes various algorithms for spectral CT reconstructions and spectral CT image postprocessing, and links these algorithms to clinical use cases
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Tomography.
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.
Image analysis.
Contrast media (Diagnostic imaging) -- Diagnostic use
Radiographic contrast media -- Diagnostic use
Radiography, Dual-Energy Scanned Projection
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Absorptiometry, Photon
Contrast Media
Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry
Image analysis
Form Electronic book
Author Schmidt, Bernhard T
Flohr, T. (Thomas), 1960-
SPIE (Society)
Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.
ISBN 9780819492586