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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Handbook of Medical Technology
EditorsRüdiger Kramme, Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Robert S. Pozos
Number of pages32
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-74657-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-74658-4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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