MDCT Physics: The Basics - Technology, Image Quality and Radiation Dose

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Mahadevappa Mahesh
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009 - Medical - 196 pages

Written by the chief physicist at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, this easy-to-read short textbook explains the physics behind multi-detector CT technology, particularly newer, more complex technology. The focus is on principles of physics, effects of scan parameters on image quality, and optimum radiation dosage. The book includes numerous key points summaries and questions to assist in exam preparation.

 

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Contents

Background
5
MultipleRow Detector Computed Tomography
17
Major Components of MDCT Scanners
37
Scan Parameters and Image Quality in MDCT
47
Cardiac Imaging with MDCT
79
Radiation Dose
97
Strategies to Reduce Radiation Dose in CT
115
PETCT and SPECTCT
145
Quality Control and Radiation Protection
165
Future Trends in MDCT
175
Suggested Readings
181
Appendix II
187
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