Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Computed Tomography

Clinical Applications

Computed Tomography (CT), and in particular multi-detector-row computed tomography (MDCT), is a powerful non-invasive imaging tool with a number of advantages over the others non- invasive imaging techniques. CT has evolved into an indispensable imaging method in clinical routine. It was the first method to non-invasively acquire images of the inside of the human body that were not biased by superimposition of distinct anatomical structures. 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. In this book we want to explore the applications of CT from medical imaging to other fields like physics, archeology and computer aided diagnosis. 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.

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Computed TomographyClinical ApplicationsEdited by Luca Saba

Published: January 5th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/879

ISBN: 978-953-307-378-1

Copyright year: 2012

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53419 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

18 Web of Science Citations

25 Dimensions Citations

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1. Computer-Aided Diagnosis for Acute Stroke in CT Images

By Yongbum Lee, Noriyuki Takahashi and Du-Yih Tsai

1866

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2. 3D-CT Mammary Lymphography Facilitate the Endoscopic Sentinel Node Biopsy

By Koji Yamashita, Shunsuke Haga and Kazuo Shimizu

1126

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3. CT Aided Postoperative Breast Conservation Brachytherapy Irradiation

By D. O. Odero

1484

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4. Application of CT Scanning in the Studies of Minimal Invasive Thoracoscopic Surgery of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

By Yong Qiu

1185

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5. Endoscopic Vidian Neurectomy: The Anatomy Consideration and Preoperative Images Analysis

By Wan-Fu Su, Shao-Cheng Liu and Hsing-Won Wang

6903

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6. Phase Contrast Computed Tomography

By Fu Jian

3262

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7. Bone Density Measurement Using Computed Tomography

By Cetin Celenk and Peruze Celenk

6912

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8. Extraction of Airway in Computed Tomography

By Ken Inohara, Yuka I. Sumita and Shuichi Ino

1512

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9. QCT as a Base of Computer Aided Diagnosis of Osteoporotical Changes

By Antoni John and Piotr Wysota

996

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10. Preoperative Virtual Navigation with 3D-CT Volume Rendering for Single Minimum Incision Endoscopic Nephron-Sparing Surgery on Renal Tumors

By Takao Kamai, Hideyuki Abe, Nobutaka Furuya, Tsunehito Kambara, Tomoya Mizuno, Daisuke Nishihara, Yasukazu Shioyama, Yoshitatsu Fukabori, Tomonori Yamanishi and Yasushi Kaji

1168

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11. Spatial Anatomical Variation of Segmental Hepatic Vasculature and Bile Duct Assessed by Integrated 3D CT Images for Right Lateral Sector Graft Liver Transplantation

By Koji Okuda and Atsushi Yoshida

2123

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12. Fully Automatic Technique for Liver Segmentation from Abdominal CT Scan with Knowledge-Based Constraints

By Nader H. Abdel-massieh

2563

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13. MicroCT: An Essential Tool in Bone Metastasis Research

By Bethany A. Kerr and Tatiana V. Byzova

2578

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14. CT Imaging of Hepatic Arteries

By Luca Saba

3936

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15. CT Imaging to Assess the Left Atrial Appendage Anatomy: Clinical Implications

By Pasquale Santangeli, Luigi Di Biase, Rodney Horton, J. David Burkhardt and Andrea Natale

5191

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16. Integrated PET/CT in the Staging of NSCLC

By Walter De Wever

1340

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17. Hybrid PET/CT and SPECT/CT Imaging

By Thomas Leitha and Anton Staudenherz

3112

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18. The Role of Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography in Integrated Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography Study

By Abdul Jalil Nordin, Noraini Abdul Rahim, Fathinul Fikri Ahmad Saad, Ahmad Zaid and Ahmad Zaid Fattah Azman

2279

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19. Cumulative Radiation Effective Dose

By Nelofur Hayat, Eshrak Hassanein and Mohamed Shoukry

2567

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20. Dose Reduction on Computed Tomography Angiography Using Adaptive Control Techniques

By Zhijun Cai, Er-Wei Bai and Ge Wang

1316

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