[Development of a cone-beam CT system for radiological technologist education].

Atsushi Teramoto, Kaho Ozaki, Mariko Miyashita, Tomoyuki Ohno, Masatoshi Tsuzaka, Hiroshi Fujita, Ken Ohara

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Abstract

For radiological technologists, it is very important to understand the principle of computed tomography (CT) and CT artifacts derived from mechanical and electrical failure. In this study, a CT system for educating radiological technologists was developed. The system consisted of a cone-beam CT scanner and educational software. The cone-beam CT scanner has a simple structure, using a micro-focus X-ray tube and an indirect-conversion flat panel detector. For the educational software, we developed various educational functions of image reconstruction and reconstruction parameters as well as CT artifacts. In the experiments, the capabilities of the system were evaluated using an acrylic phantom. We verified that the system produced the expected results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1200-1208
Number of pages9
JournalNihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai zasshi
Volume67
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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  • Medicine(all)

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