Accession Number:

ADA225705

Title:

Computerised Axial Tomography (CAT)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH INFORMATION CENTRE GLASGOW (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

This British report reviews current literature on computed tomography CT. The operational procedures for CT machines are described and the contribution of this new radiological technique to the medical field is analysed. The operational principle of a CT scanner and its clinical application are described. The use of the CT scanner is radiodiagnostics raises several problems in particular the effective clinical use of the CT relation to the risk-benefit ratio associated with a tomographic examination. Doses received by patients during a typical tomographic examination are assessed. Keywords Medical computer applications, Axial tomography, X rays, Diagnostics, Medical equipment, Medical examination, Great Britain. Author kr

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE