Explanation of Key CT Terms

July 1, 2012 | Evaluations & Guidance


Here's a list of terms related to computed tomography technology and scanning techniques.

Artifact. Any distortion of an image, usually resulting from a technical shortcoming or compromise in the design of the scanner. Artifacts can never be completely eradicated; however, they can be reduced by good design.

Axial acquisition. A scan in which the patient table is stationary during...

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