Spectral, Photon Counting Computed Tomography: Technology and Applications

1st Edition

Katsuyuki Taguchi, Ira Blevis, Krzysztof Iniewski

CRC Press
July 16, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 424 Pages - 10 Color & 238 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138598126 - CAT# K387620
Series: Devices, Circuits, and Systems

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The book is a comprehensive cover of the latest developments in the most prevalent imaging modality (X-ray Computed Tomography (CT)) in its latest incarnation: Spectral, Dual-Energy and Photon Counting CT. Disadvantages of the conventional single-energy technique used by CT technology are that different materials cannot be distinguished and that the noise is larger. To address these problems, a novel spectral CT concept has been proposed. Spectral dual-energy CT (DE-CT) acquires two sets of spectral data and spectral Photon Counting CT (PC-CT) detects energy of x-ray photons to reveal additional material information of objects by using novel energy-sensitive, photon-counting detectors. The K-edge imaging may be a gateway for functional or molecular CT. The book covers detectors and electronics, image reconstruction methods, image quality assessments, a simulation tool, nanoparticle contrast agents, and clinical applications for spectral CT.


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