In this chapter, historical milestones of computed tomography (CT) (Sect. 16.2), recent technology with a focus on generation and detection of x-rays (Sect. 16.3), as well as image reconstruction (Sect. 16.4) are discussed. Furthermore, the chapter includes aspects of applications (Sect.16.5), dose exposure in computed tomography (Sect. 16.6), and a brief overview on special CT developments (Sect. 16.7). Since this chapter gives a review, the interested reader is referred to recent literature on computed tomography including a detailed discussion of CT technology in the references section.
|Title of host publication||Springer Handbook of Medical Technology|
|Editors||Rüdiger Kramme, Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Robert S. Pozos|
|Number of pages||32|
|Place of Publication||Berlin, Heidelberg|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|