Volumetric Analysis of Spiral CT Data

  • G. D. Rubin
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Abstract

The quality of multiplanar reformations and three-dimensional renderings is primarily influenced by the quality of the computed tomography (CT) data. A thorough understanding of spiral CT principles is required for optimal creation of multiplanar and three-dimensional renderings. No amount of sophisticated rendering and image segmentation can resurrect a poor acquisition.

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Attenuation Luminal Editing 

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