Computed Tomography

From Photon Statistics to Modern Cone-Beam CT

  • Thorsten Buzug

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About this book

Introduction

Tis book provides an overview of X-ray technology, the historic developmental milestones of modern CT systems, and gives a comprehensive insight into the main reconstruction methods used in computed tomography. Te basis of reconstr- tion is, undoubtedly, mathematics. However, the beauty of computed tomography cannot be understood without a detailed knowledge of X-ray generation, photon– matter interaction, X-ray detection, photon statistics, as well as fundamental signal processing concepts and dedicated measurement systems. Terefore, the reader will ?nd a number of references to these basic disciplines together with a brief introd- tion to the underlying principles of CT. Tis book is structured to cover the basics of CT: from photon statistics to m- ern cone-beam systems. However, the main focus of the book is concerned with - tailed derivations of reconstruction algorithms in ?D and modern ?D cone-beam systems. A thorough analysis of CT artifacts and a discussion of practical issues, such as dose considerations, provide further insight into modern CT systems. While mainly written for graduate students in biomedical engineering, medical engine- ing science, medical physics, medicine (radiology), mathematics, electrical eng- eering, and physics, experienced practitioners in these ?elds will bene?t from this book as well.

Keywords

CT Dose CT Reconstruction Methods Cone-beam Reconstruction Imaging Artefacts Medical Physics X-ray X-ray Tubes and Detectors biomedical engineering computed tomography (CT) tomography

Authors and affiliations

  • Thorsten Buzug
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für MedizintechnikUniversität zu LübeckLübeckGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-39408-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-39407-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-39408-2
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