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Saturday, 8 November 2008

Web Links to CT Scan Videos and Pictures


There are some interesting videos on the Web that demonstrate the capabilities of CT Scans - in particular the 3D nature of the information and the ability to extract views of the internal organs from any angle. Some of the links are:

BBC: This describes the perfomance of Philips Brilliance CT256

< http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/health/7112688.stm >

TOSHIBA: There are many 3D video clips on the site - any many more pictures from their AquilionOne 320 Slice Scanner.

http://www.medical.toshiba.com/products/ct/DynamicVolume/VolumeScanningCardiac.aspxaspx
http://www.medical.toshiba.com/products/ct/DynamicVolume/ClinicalCardiac01.aspx
http://www.medical.toshiba.com/products/ct/DynamicVolume/ClinicalCardiac02.aspx
http://www.medical.toshiba.com/products/ct/DynamicVolume/ClinicalCardiac02.aspx
http://www.medical.toshiba.com/products/ct/DynamicVolume/ClinicalNeuro01.aspx
http://www.medical.toshiba.com/products/ct/DynamicVolume/ClinicalBody01.aspx
http://www.medical.toshiba.com/products/ct/DynamicVolume/ClinicalBody03.aspx
http://www.medical.toshiba.com/products/ct/DynamicVolume/ClinicalBody05.aspx

I am sure there are many more sites to search for interesting video clips.

A Good source of information about the detector system used in multi slice scanners is


http://www.uth.tmc.edu/radiology/exhibits/radaideh/multi_slice_scanner.pdf



Enjoy !!