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13 March 2009 A new design for a micro-CT scanner
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Proceedings Volume 7258, Medical Imaging 2009: Physics of Medical Imaging; 72585D (2009)
Event: SPIE Medical Imaging, 2009, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando Area), Florida, United States
A new type of X-ray CT scanning geometry is proposed. The geometry of the scanner includes a half ring detector array and resembles the geometry of a scanner of the fourth generation. Unlike the latter, the proposed system collects parallel projections allowing efficient collimation of the incident beam for the purpose of scatter reduction. The geometry of the data collected with the proposed scanner is ideal for algorithms developed for image reconstruction from parallel projections with a non-uniform sampling such as the Orthogonal Polynomial Expansion on Disk (OPED) algorithm. This scanner can be efficiently used in applications where high precision measurements at micrometer scales are required, e.g. in the exact quantification of the morphology of small animals.
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Matthias Klaften, Alexander Schegerer, Oleg Tischenko, Yuan Xu, Thomas Förster, Martin Hrabé de Angelis, and Christoph Hoeschen "A new design for a micro-CT scanner", Proc. SPIE 7258, Medical Imaging 2009: Physics of Medical Imaging, 72585D (13 March 2009);

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