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Computed Tomography : From Photon Statistics to Modern Cone-Beam CT

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This volume provides an overview of X-ray technology and the historical development of modern CT systems. The main focus of the book is a detailed derivation of reconstruction algorithms in 2D and modern 3D cone-beam systems. A thorough analysis of CT artifacts and a discussion of practical issues such as dose considerations give further insight into current CT systems. Although written mainly for graduate students, practitioners will also benefit from this book.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 522 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 27.43mm | 813g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
  • 10 Tables, color; 296 Illustrations, color; 179 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 522 p. 475 illus., 296 illus. in color.
  • 3642072577
  • 9783642072574
  • 1,312,299

Table of contents

Fundamentals of X-ray Physics.- Milestones of Computed Tomography.- Fundamentals of Signal Processing.- Two-Dimensional Fourier-Based Reconstruction Methods.- Algebraic and Statistical Reconstruction Methods.- Technical Implementation.- Three-Dimensional Fourier-Based Reconstruction Methods.- Image Quality and Artifacts.- Practical Aspects of Computed Tomography.- Dose.
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"This volume ... provide an overview of x-ray technology and reconstruction methods of modern CT scanning systems. ... is aimed primarily at post-graduate biomedical engineering and medical physics students. ... This is really a book for physicists and medical engineers ... ." (Arpan Banerjee, RAD magazine, January, 2009)

"This monograph on computed tomography (CT) covers the most recent advances in CT technology, image analysis, and reconstruction methods. It is a well-structured, information rich, and highly technical book. ... This is definitely an advanced monograph in CT technology and image reconstruction that will better serve readers with a strong mathematical background. It also can serve as a specialized manual or reference for researchers and experts in the field of medical physics and biomedical engineering." (Dimitris N. Mihailidis, Doody's Review Service, June, 2009)

"This book provides an overview of x-ray technology, describes the historic developmental milestones of modern CT systems, and gives comprehensive insight into reconstruction methods. Its intended audience is graduate students in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and medical physics. ... I strongly recommend this book for students, scientists, and physicists who are interested in reconstruction theory and algorithms." (Tinsu Pan, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, July, 2009)

"The book is self-contained, covering the fundamentals of X-ray physics including X-ray production, interaction with matter and detection. ... the diagrams in the book are of a very high quality and complement the text very well. Another feature of the book is its attention to implementation details. ... This book is well written and will serve well as a good CT reference or textbook. The author has succeeded in his aim of presenting both the physics and mathematics behind CT in an accessible way." (Peter R. T. Munro, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 51 (6), 2010)
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From the reviews:



"This volume ... provide an overview of x-ray technology and reconstruction methods of modern CT scanning systems. ... is aimed primarily at post-graduate biomedical engineering and medical physics students. ... This is really a book for physicists and medical engineers ... ." (Arpan Banerjee, RAD magazine, January, 2009)

"This monograph on computed tomography (CT) covers the most recent advances in CT technology, image analysis, and reconstruction methods. It is a well-structured, information rich, and highly technical book. ... This is definitely an advanced monograph in CT technology and image reconstruction that will better serve readers with a strong mathematical background. It also can serve as a specialized manual or reference for researchers and experts in the field of medical physics and biomedical engineering." (Dimitris N. Mihailidis, Doody's Review Service, June, 2009)

"This book provides an overview of x-ray technology, describes the historic developmental milestones of modern CT systems, and gives comprehensive insight into reconstruction methods. Its intended audience is graduate students in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and medical physics. ... I strongly recommend this book for students, scientists, and physicists who are interested in reconstruction theory and algorithms." (Tinsu Pan, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, July, 2009)

"The book is self-contained, covering the fundamentals of X-ray physics including X-ray production, interaction with matter and detection. ... the diagrams in the book are of a very high quality and complement the text very well. Another feature of the book is its attention to implementation details. ... This book is well written and will serve well as a good CT reference or textbook. The author has succeeded in his aim of presenting both the physics and mathematics behind CT in an accessible way." (Peter R. T. Munro, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 51 (6), 2010)
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