X-ray computed tomography (CT) has recently been experiencing remarkable growth as a result of technological advances and new clinical applications. This paper reviews the essential physics of X-ray CT and its major components. Also reviewed are recent promising applications of CT, ie, CT-guided procedures, CT-based thermometry, photon-counting technology, hybrid PET-CT, use of ultrafast-high pitch scanners, and potential use of dual-energy CT for material differentiations. These promising solutions and a better knowledge of their potentialities should allow CT to be used in a safe and effective manner in several clinical applications.

Liguori, C., Frauenfelder, G., Massaroni, C., Saccomandi, P., Giurazza, F., Pitocco, F., Marano, R., Schena, E., Emerging clinical applications of computed tomography, <<MEDICAL DEVICES>>, 2015; 8 (Giugno): 265-278. [doi:10.2147/MDER.S70630] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/70641]

Emerging clinical applications of computed tomography

Marano, Riccardo;
2015

Abstract

X-ray computed tomography (CT) has recently been experiencing remarkable growth as a result of technological advances and new clinical applications. This paper reviews the essential physics of X-ray CT and its major components. Also reviewed are recent promising applications of CT, ie, CT-guided procedures, CT-based thermometry, photon-counting technology, hybrid PET-CT, use of ultrafast-high pitch scanners, and potential use of dual-energy CT for material differentiations. These promising solutions and a better knowledge of their potentialities should allow CT to be used in a safe and effective manner in several clinical applications.
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Liguori, C., Frauenfelder, G., Massaroni, C., Saccomandi, P., Giurazza, F., Pitocco, F., Marano, R., Schena, E., Emerging clinical applications of computed tomography, <>, 2015; 8 (Giugno): 265-278. [doi:10.2147/MDER.S70630] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/70641]
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