Tomography is a method of scanning a physical three dimensional object, and creating a digital, 3D replica by dividing the object into sections, scanning each separately, and then recombining them afterwards to create a final model.
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One of the greatest problems with tomography based medical scanners, is what happens when the patient moves (breathes, or pumps blood). The distortion that occurs in each slice has long been correctable, but takes a long time to correct. With near-instant correction now possible, real-time medical scanning is starting to look like a true possibility.
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Research published in the October 2009 issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology has found an effective combination of positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) (PET/CT) tests to diagnose lung cancer in a "fast-tracked" ...
A Stradivarius violin has been "recreated" using an X-ray scanner normally used to detect cancers and injuries, according to researchers. The US-based group used a computerised axial tomography (CAT) scanner on the 307-year-old instrument...
The University of Chicago Hospitals recently got hold of the Philips' Brilliance iCT 256 slice CT scanner. The first patient to be imaged on the device is a 2,800 year old mummy of an Egyptian singer-priestess named Meresamun. Now visitors...
An iconic moment in the history of Hollywood movie magic was born in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz when Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale stepped out of the black and white world of Kansas into the rainbow colored world of Oz. An iconic moment ...
A new version of the computerized tomography (CT) scan, which revolutionized medical imaging, is giving scientists precious new information about how Mother Nature forms shells, bones, and other hard structures in animals ranging from guppi...