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Image Processing and Acquisition using Python by Sridevi Pudipeddi, Ravishankar Chityala

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Chapter 10

X-Ray and Computed Tomography

10.1 Introduction

So far we have covered the basics of Python and its scientific modules; and image processing techniques. In this chapter, we begin our journey of learning image acquisition. In this chapter, we begin the discussion with x-ray generation and detection. We discuss the various modes in which x-ray interacts with matter. These methods of interaction and detection have resulted in many modes of x-ray imaging such as angiography, fluoroscopy etc. We complete the discussion with the basics of CT, reconstruction and artifact removal.

10.2 History

X-rays were discovered by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, a German physicist, during his experiment with cathode ray tubes. He called these mysterious rays ...

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