Many technological advances have entered the clinical routine of Computed Tomography (CT) imaging. The new CT scanners have specific solutions in gantry design to bear the mechanical solicitations. The X-ray tubes have been improved for faster acquisitions at low radiation exposure, while the innovations in CT detectors provide a better image quality. The optimization of image quality and contrast, and the reduction of radiation dose, cannot be achieved without the implementation of adequate reconstruction software, such as Iterative Reconstructions (IR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). In recent years, dual- energy (DECT) technology has expanded the indications of CT.In this narrative review, a panoramic overview of the technological novelties in CT imaging will be provided for optimal utilization of CT technology.

Technological advances in body CT: a primer for beginners / Agostini, A; Borgheresi, A; Granata, V; Bruno, F; Palumbo, P; De Muzio, F; Bicci, E; Grazzini, G; Grassi, F; Fusco, R; Barile, A; Miele, V; Giovagnoni, A. - In: EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1128-3602. - 26:21(2022), pp. 7918-7937. [10.26355/eurrev_202211_30144]

Technological advances in body CT: a primer for beginners

Agostini, A;Borgheresi, A
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Giovagnoni, A
2022-01-01

Abstract

Many technological advances have entered the clinical routine of Computed Tomography (CT) imaging. The new CT scanners have specific solutions in gantry design to bear the mechanical solicitations. The X-ray tubes have been improved for faster acquisitions at low radiation exposure, while the innovations in CT detectors provide a better image quality. The optimization of image quality and contrast, and the reduction of radiation dose, cannot be achieved without the implementation of adequate reconstruction software, such as Iterative Reconstructions (IR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). In recent years, dual- energy (DECT) technology has expanded the indications of CT.In this narrative review, a panoramic overview of the technological novelties in CT imaging will be provided for optimal utilization of CT technology.
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