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A Practical Approach to MDCT

  • Mannudeep K. Kalra
  • Sanjay Saini


Over the past 8 years, computed tomography (CT) technology has developed tremendously with the introduction of multi-detector row CT (MDCT) scanners to the clinical radiology practice [1]. Use of CT scanning has increased immensely over the last decade with the introduction of newer applications. Demand for better technology continues to propel vendors to develop further innovations in very short time periods. As a result, it has become difficult for many radiologists, physicists, and technologists to keep up with the pace of development. This chapter outlines growth patterns in MDCT application and use and the history of CT technology and describes the fundamentals of MDCT technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mannudeep K. Kalra
    • 1
  • Sanjay Saini
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology Emory University School of MedicineEmory University HospitalAtlantaUSA

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