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Next-Gen CT Scanning

Scientific Animation


Morgridge Institute for Research

Traditional CT scanners works by spinning a diametrically opposite x-ray emitter and receiver around a central point. By moving the specimen back and forward through the field of view at this central point, a 3D image of the specimen's internal structures can be imaged. The trajectory of this technology has been moving to increasingly solid-state components- replacing the loud and comparatively slow mechanically spinning parts with stationary modules. This animation depicts a contemporary CT scanner in which all mechanically moving parts are replaced with modules of x-ray tubes and emitters that are triggered electronically. With this method- being developed by the Morgridge Institute for Research- The field of view can be scanned more selectively with a level of precision and speed that cant be achieved with the traditional, mechanical build.

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