Some Anatomical Problems of Computerised Axial Tomography

  • L. Kreel
Conference paper


The study of anatomy has been inherent in medical training for centuries if not millenia. This knowledge has become part and parcel of diagnosis and anatomical fluency is almost a prerequisite for radiology. These detailed studies must neither be forgotten nor ignored if there is to be a correct appreciation of C.A.T. displays of axial anatomy. By 1850, anatomical texts had not only reached present day standards of accuracy but were far superior in their presentation and beauty. Modern illustrations cannot compare with the hand-tinted lithographs of, say, Quain’s anatomical atlas (6), which even contains occasional axial views.


Vertebral Body Aortic Arch Subclavian Artery Tissue Density Axial Section 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Kreel
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of RadiologyClinical Research Centre and Northwick Park HospitalHarrowUK

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