CT Mammography Detector

Computed tomography (CT) uses x-ray imaging to obtain cross-sectional images of the body that can then be integrated into a three dimensional image. Unlike conventional x-rays, CT scans can distinguish clearly overlying structures and tissues includ ing bone, soft tissue, and blood vessels. Because of this, CT scanning is often the preferred method for the diagnosis of many types of cancer. A major drawback has been radiation exposure of patients because of the large patient volume irradiated. Described within is a device that provides both more detailed 2-D and 3-D images using a conventional x-ray source, while significantly reducing the patient’s integral radiation dose. Originally developed for blood vessel visualization, the device has been modified for use with mammography and other general applications.

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