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Principles of Computed Tomography (CT)

  • Catherine O’Dwyer
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Abstract

The increasing availability, speed, and reliability of computed tomography has resulted in its widespread use in urological imaging. Understanding the basic physics and technology behind this imaging modality, along with familiarity of scan techniques and use of contrast, allows performance of the optimal scan for diagnostic purposes.

Keywords

Hounsfield Unit Compute Tomography Number Linear Attenuation Coefficient Fine Tungsten Helical Scanning 
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Further Reading

  1. Brant WE, Helms CA. Fundamentals of diagnostic radiology. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins; 2007.Google Scholar
  2. Farr RF, Allisy-Roberts PJ. Physics for medical imaging. London: Saunders/Elsevier; 2004.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologySalford Royal NHS Foundation TrustSalford, ManchesterUK

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