Part 1: CT Systems.- Fan-beam CT systems.- Cone-beam CT systems.- Novel CT acquisitions.- CT statistical and iterative reconstructions and post-processing.- Part 2: CT Performance.- Dose and risk characterization in CT.- CT image quality characterizations.- Clinical CT performance evaluation.- CT Performance Optimization.- Part 3: CT practice.- CT practice management.- CT practice optimization.- CT practice monitoring.- Part 4: Spectral CT.- Methods for spectral CT imaging.- Clinical applications of spectral CT.- Future prospects of spectral CT: photon counting.- Part 5: Quantitative CT.- CT-based quantification.- CT material identification.- CT texture Characterization.- Part 6: CT as a functional imaging technique.- CT perfusion techniques and applications in stroke and cancer.- CT myocardial perfusion imaging.- Part 7: Special Purpose CT.- CT in musculoskeletal applications.- Utility of CBCT in neurovascular diagnosis and interventions.- CT in cardiac applications
This book offers a comprehensive and topical depiction of advances in CT imaging. CT has become a leading medical imaging modality, thanks to its superb spatial and temporal resolution to depict anatomical details. New advances have further extended the technology to provide physiological information, enabling a wide and expanding range of clinical applications. The text covers the latest advancements in CT technology and clinical applications for a variety of CT types and imaging methods. The content is presented in seven parts to offer a structure across a board coverage of CT: CT Systems, CT Performance, CT Practice, Spectral CT, Quantitative CT, Functional CT, and Special Purpose CT. Each contain chapters written by leading experts in the field, covering CT hardware and software innovations, CT operation, CT performance characterization, functional and quantitative applications, and CT systems devised for specific anatomical applications. This book is an ideal resource for practitioners of CT applications in medicine, including physicians, trainees, engineers, and scientists.
Ehsan Samei, Ph.D. is a Professor at Duke University with appointments in Radiology, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Medical Physics. He is the chief imaging physicist at Duke University Health System and serves as the director of the Medical Physics Graduate Program at Duke University.
Norbert Pelc, Sc.D is Boston Scientific Applied Biomedical Engineering Professor, Professor of Bioengineering and of Radiology and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He is former chair of the Department of Bioengineering.