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Portable Imaging Systems for Interactive Teaching of Radiography, Computed Tomography and Ultrasound Imaging Principles

  • J. J. BattistaEmail author
  • T. L. Poepping
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In this age of rapid medical and technological advancements, institutions are recognizing the need for interdisciplinary training. In a recent article (Hendee 2007), the need for more extensive physics education during a clinical residency in diagnostic imaging has been emphasized. Corrective measures have been recommended by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the Radiological Society of North America to address the growing gap between knowledge base and digital-imaging technology.

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Compute Tomography Number Compute Tomography System Portable Image System Compute Tomography Reconstruction Optical Projection Tomography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical BiophysicsThe University of Western OntarioCanada
  2. 2.Department of Physics & AstronomyThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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