Jun 3, 2012

Picture of the Day: What a CT Scanner Looks Like




what a ct scanner looksl like Picture of the Day: What a CT Scanner Looks Like

Photograph by Dan Bates/The Herald


In this photo we get to see what a CT Scanner looks like without a cover. This is one of three CT Scanners at the new $460 million dollar medical tower at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in Washington. [Source]

CT Scans (also known as CAT scans) can be used for medical imaging and industrial imaging methods employing tomography created by computer processing. Digital geometry processing is used to generate a three-dimensional image of the inside of an object from a large series of two-dimensional X-ray images taken around a single axis of rotation.

CT produces a volume of data that can be manipulated, through a process known as “windowing”, in order to demonstrate various bodily structures based on their ability to block the X-ray beam. Since its introduction in the 1970s, CT has become an important tool in medical imaging to supplement X-rays and medical ultrasonography.