Computed Tomography

Computer Tomography, or CT, is an essential modality in clinical radiology, and it plays a big role in our research program as well. Under the Center for Gamma-ray Imaging, we design and build innovative CT systems for small-animal studies. The latest of these, called FaCT, is a high-resolution, cone-beam, helicalscan system designed to be used with our FastSPECT II gamma-ray imaging tomograph. It can be used in an adaptive imaging mode where the CT data are used to control the data acquisition by the gamma-ray imager. Such dual-modality small-animal systems provide us with unique capabilities for preclinical studies and drug development and evaluation. Research performed with clinical CT systems includes virtual colonoscopy and analysis of tumor volumes

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