13 March 2009 Volumetric soft tissue brain imaging on xCAT, a mobile flat-panel x-ray CT system
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Proceedings Volume 7258, Medical Imaging 2009: Physics of Medical Imaging; 72582K (2009) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.811025
Event: SPIE Medical Imaging, 2009, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando Area), Florida, United States
Abstract
We discuss the ongoing development of soft-tissue imaging capabilities on xCAT, a highly portable, flat-panel based cone-beam X-ray CT platform. By providing the ability to rapidly detect intra-cranial bleeds and other symptoms of stroke directly at the patient's bedside, our new system can potentially significantly improve the management of neurological emergency and intensive care patients. The paper reports on the design of our system, as well as on the methods used to combat artifacts due to scatter, non-linear detector response and scintillator glare. Images of cadaveric head samples are also presented and compared with conventional CT scans.
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Wojciech Zbijewski and J. Webster Stayman "Volumetric soft tissue brain imaging on xCAT, a mobile flat-panel x-ray CT system", Proc. SPIE 7258, Medical Imaging 2009: Physics of Medical Imaging, 72582K (13 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.811025; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.811025
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