Evaluation of multiplanar imaging capabilities of four current computed tomography (CT) scanners

Journal Article

Four state of the art CT scanners were evaluated with respect to optimal techniques for multiplanar imaging. The four scanners were a G. E. 8800, Pfizer 0^50, Picker Synerview 600 and Siemens Somatom 2. Patient movement artefacts can be minimized by choice of techniques that provide rapid data acquisition. By deferring reconstruction, using batch mode acquisition, suppressing screen display and operator interaction and minimizing tube loading as many as 33 thin slices can be acquired in < 8 minutes. This rapid scan technique makes use of the narrow collimation over a large (5-0 cm) distance quite reasonable. A high contrast star resolution phantom was scanned using these rapid scan techniques. The multiplanar Images produced from narrow slices are much higher resolution than those created with more widely collimated slices. A low contrast (2.5%) resolution object scanned with the same rapid acquisition method shows improved resolution for the narrow collimation even in the presence of increased noise accompanying the narrow collimation. © 1981 SPIE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Johnson, GA; Korobkin, M; Heinz, ER

Published Date

  • July 16, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 273 /

Start / End Page

  • 318 - 325

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1996-756X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.931819

Citation Source

  • Scopus