19 March 2008 CT imaging with a mobile C-arm prototype
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Mobile X-ray imagery is an omnipresent tool in conventional musculoskeletal and soft tissue applications. The next generation of mobile C-arm systems can provide clinicians of minimally-invasive surgery and pain management procedures with both real-time high-resolution fluoroscopy and intra-operative CT imaging modalities. In this study, we research two C-arm CT experimental system configurations and evaluate their imaging capabilities. In a non-destructive evaluation configuration, the X-ray Tube - Detector assembly is stationary while an imaging object is placed on a rotating table. In a medical imaging configuration, the C-arm gantry moves around the patient and the table. In our research setting, we connect the participating devices through a Mobile X-Ray Imaging Environment known as MOXIE. MOXIE is a set of software applications for internal research at GE Healthcare - Surgery and used to examine imaging performance of experimental systems. Anthropomorphic phantom volume renderings and orthogonal slices of reconstructed images are obtained and displayed. The experimental C-arm CT results show CT-like image quality that may be suitable for interventional procedures, real-time data management, and, therefore, have great potential for effective use on the clinical floor.
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Arvi Cheryauka, Arvi Cheryauka, David Tubbs, David Tubbs, Vinton Langille, Vinton Langille, Prabhanjana Kalya, Prabhanjana Kalya, Brady Smith, Brady Smith, Rocco Cherone, Rocco Cherone, } "CT imaging with a mobile C-arm prototype", Proc. SPIE 6913, Medical Imaging 2008: Physics of Medical Imaging, 69135C (19 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.769537; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.769537


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