Robert Herfkens

Publication Details

  • TECHNICAL ASPECTS AND CLINICAL-APPLICATIONS OF CT-X, A DYNAMIC CT SCANNER JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED TOMOGRAPHY BERNINGER, W., REDINGTON, R., LEUE, W., Axel, L., Norman, D., BRUNDAGE, B., Carlsson, E., Herfkens, R., Lipton, M. 1981; 5 (2): 206-215

    Abstract:

    CT/X is an X-ray computed tomographic scanner system designed for research in the clinical applications of rapid sequence scanning. The minimum scan time is 1.5 sec, and up to 18 images of the same cross section can be derived from scans taken over a 30 sec time interval. With this high image rate, the transit of a bolus of iodinated contrast medium can be followed through any cross section of the body. Rapid sequence scanning through a series of contiguous levels can also be performed, and 12 levels can be scanned in less than 50 sec. The short aggregate scan period minimizes the likelihood of interslice patient motion resulting in high quality multiplanar images. To fully exploit this capability, an imaging facility capable of reformatting axial transverse display data into a plane of arbitrary orientation has been incorporated into the system. A computer-electrocardiographic interface is also provided for use in retrospective cardiac gating. The capabilities of the scanner are illustrated with selective clinical studies.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1981LF71000012

    View details for PubMedID 7217447

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