Computed Tomography

Physical Principles, Clinical Applications, and Quality Control


  • Euclid Seeram, RT(R), BSc, MSc, FCAMRT, Medical Imaging, Advanced Studies, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Radiologic technologists play an important role in the care and management of patients undergoing advanced imaging procedures. This new edition provides the up-to-date information and thorough coverage you need to understand the physical principles of computed tomography (CT) and safely produce high-quality images. You’ll gain valuable knowledge about the practice of CT scanning, effective communication with other medical personnel, and sectional anatomic images as they relate to CT.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2008
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-2895-6

Table of Contents

1. Computed Tomography: An Overview

2. Introduction to Computers

3. Digital Image Processing

4. Physical Principles of Computed Tomography

5. Data Acquisition Concepts

6. Image Reconstruction

7. Basic Instrumentation

8. Image Post Processing and Visualization Tools

9. Image Quality

10. Radiation Dose in CT

11. Single-Slice Spiral/Helical CT-Physical Principles and Instrumentation

12. Multislice Spiral/Helical Computed Tomography-Physical Principles and Instrumentation

13. Technical Applications of Multislice CT Scanning NEW!

14. Three Dimensional Computed Tomography-Basic Concepts

15. Virtual Reality Imaging

16. Position Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Scanners NEW!

17. Computed Tomography of the Head, Cerebral Vessels, Neck, and Spine

18. Computed Tomography of the Body

19. Pediatric Computed Tomography

20. Quality Control for Computed Tomography Scanners