The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill United States
The goal of this work is to develop a stationary head CT system that would enable head imaging at Forward Operating Bases or similar areas. Without the need for moving parts, such a system could address the clinical need of cross-sectional imaging of the brain, but in a more robust imaging system. Our design relies on linear x-ray source arrays enabled by the novel carbon nanotube x-ray source. The goals in this project extends from prototype design and development, development of reconstruction approaches and an eventual clinical trial in medically stable head trauma patients.