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16 September 2005 Development of the micro-CT system for small animal
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The micro-CT system has been developed for small animal imaging. The system is mainly composed of CCD detector coupled with CsI (Tl) phosphor, X-ray source with micro focal spot, linearly moving couch, and rotation gantry. This system was developed as a gantry rotation type and designed to get CT images of small living animals. In this paper, the requirements of main parts of the system to acquire micro spatial resolution are described. The characteristics of the system, such as field of view, geometries of main components, gantry movement, and X-ray analysis are mainly considered. Resolution of the CT system was evaluated under variable conditions. Typically, the spatial resolution of the CT system was obtained about 37 micron at 10% of MTF curve.
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K. Y. Nam, J. H. Lim, Y. J. Jung, K. W. Kim, J. G. Park, and K. H. Yoon "Development of the micro-CT system for small animal", Proc. SPIE 5923, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications VII, 59230U (16 September 2005);


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