1st Edition

Cone Beam Computed Tomography

ISBN 9781439846261
Published February 14, 2014 by CRC Press
273 Pages - 210 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Conventional computed tomography (CT) techniques employ a narrow array of x-ray detectors and a fan-shaped x-ray beam to rotate around the patient to produce images of thin sections of the patient. Large sections of the body are covered by moving the patient into the rotating x-ray detector and x-ray source gantry. Cone beam CT is an alternative technique using a large area detector and cone-shaped x-ray beam to produce 3D images of a thick section of the body with one full angle (360 degree or 180 degree plus detector coverage) rotation. It finds applications in situations where bulky, conventional CT systems would interfere with clinical procedures or cannot be integrated with the primary treatments or imaging systems.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography explores the past, present, and future state of medical x-ray imaging while explaining how cone beam CT, with its superior spatial resolution and compact configuration, is used in clinical applications and animal research. The book:

  • Supplies a detailed introduction to cone beam CT, covering basic principles and applications as well as advanced techniques
  • Explores state-of-the-art research and future developments while examining the fundamental limitations of the technology
  • Addresses issues related to implementation and system characteristics, including image quality, artifacts, radiation dose, and perception
  • Reviews the historical development of medical x-ray imaging, from conventional CT techniques to volumetric 3D imaging
  • Discusses the major components of cone beam CT: image acquisition, reconstruction, processing, and display

A reference work for scientists, engineers, students, and imaging professionals, Cone Beam Computed Tomography provides a solid understanding of the theory and implementation of this revolutionary technology.

Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamental Principles and Techniques

History of X-Ray Computed Tomography: From Fan-Beam to Cone Beam

Jiang Hsieh

Acquisition of Projection Images

Wei Zhao and Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen

Reconstruction Algorithms

Liang Li, Zhiqiang Chen, Ge Wang

Cone Beam CT Image Quality

Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen, Wojciech Zbijewski, and Jennifer Xu

Radiation Dose

Ioannis Sechopoulos

Part II: Advanced Techniques

Image Simulation

Iacovos Kyprianou, Andreu Badal, S. Gu, and Aldo Badano

3D Image Processing, Analysis, and Visualization

Kenneth R. Hoffmann, Peter B. Noël, and Martin Fiebich

Volume-of-Interest Cone Beam CT

Chris C. Shaw

4D Cone Beam CT

Tinsu Pan

Image Correction

Cem Altunbas

Part III: Applications

Multi-Detector Row CT

Xiang-Yang Tang

Cone Beam Micro-CT for Small Animal Research

Erik Ritman

Cardiac Imaging

Katsuyuki (Ken) Taguchi and Elliot K. Fishman

C-Arm CT in the Interventional Suite

Rebecca Fahrig, Jared Starman, Erin Girard, Amin Al-Ahmad, Hewei Gao, Nishita Kothary, and Arundhuti Ganguly

Cone Beam CT: Transforming Radiation Treatment Guidance, Planning, and Monitoring

John W. Wong, David A. Jaffray, Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen, and Di Yan

Breast CT

Stephen J. Glick

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Chris C. Shaw is a professor and the director of digital imaging research at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. He received his Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the supervision of Charles A. Mistretta. As a graduate student, he participated in Dr. Mistretta’s research in developing the digital subtraction angiography (DSA) technique. He has since been working on the development and investigation of new medical x-ray imaging techniques, including cone beam CT and digital tomosynthesis, for applications to angiography, mammography, chest imaging, and interventional imaging.