The dynamic spatial reconstructor - A computed tomography system for high-speed simultaneous scanning of multiple cross sections of the heart

Richard A. Robb, Arnold H. Lent, Barry K. Gilbert, Aloysius Chu

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Abstract

A new generation whole-body computed tomography system has been developed to provide accurate visualization and measurement of the vital functions of the heart, lungs, and circulation. This dynamic spatial reconstructor system (DSR) provides stop-action (01-sec), rapidly sequential (60-per-second), synchronous volume (240 simultaneous adjacent 1-mm-thick transaxial sections) reconstructions and display of the full anatomic extents of the internal and external surfaces of the heart throughout successive cardiac cycles, and will permit visualization of the three-dimensional vascular anatomy and circulatory functions in all regions of the body of patients with cardiovascular and other circulatory disabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-288
Number of pages36
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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