Medicine » Diagnostics

Computed Tomography - Special Applications

Edited by Luca Saba, ISBN 978-953-307-723-9, 328 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published November 21, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1852

CT has evolved into an indispensable imaging method in clinical routine. The first generation of CT scanners developed in the 1970s and numerous innovations have improved the utility and application field of the CT, such as the introduction of helical systems that allowed the development of the "volumetric CT" concept. Recently interesting technical, anthropomorphic, forensic and archeological as well as paleontological applications of computed tomography have been developed. These applications further strengthen the method as a generic diagnostic tool for non destructive material testing and three dimensional visualization beyond its medical use.