An introduction to preclinical CT imaging

By dr. Bert Vandeghinste and dr. Kim Braeckman – June 2021

CT imaging is a powerful tool to investigate soft tissue as well as bone in an organism. One of the strong advantages of CT over other research instrumentation is that it allows to follow-up one organism over time via quantitative, three-dimensional, anatomical data. In comparison to other techniques such as PET, SPECT, MRI, etc., CT offers high image resolution (below 50 µm) and is more easily accessible. Next to anatomical correlation in the combination with PET/SPECT, CT is used stand-alone for a variety of applications ranging from bone metastasis treatment to complex lung analyses.

The scope of “An introduction to preclinical CT imaging” includes an introduction of medical imaging, the physics principles of CT and example applications.

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