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Innovations in CT imaging

Discuss the following innovations in CT imaging:
A. Cone beam
B. Electron beam CT
C. Real-time CT fluoroscopy.

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Cone beam is "a radiological technique available in dental and oral medicine in which a cylindrical volume is acquired with a conical x-ray beam during one rotation around the head of the patient." (1) Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) focuses on the display of the bones of the jaw before surgical removal of impacted and displaced teeth in traumatology and craniofacial malformations. (1) Cone beam is also called computerized scanning technology and called CAT. One of the benefits of CBCT is the ability to measure specialized areas using digital tools.

The history of cone beam was developed in the 1970s by "British engineer Godfrey Hounsfield of EMI Laboratories, England and the physicist Allan Cornack of Tufts University. The term CAT scanning means "Computerized Axial Tomography." The funding for the development of the early models of CAT scanners was from the Beatles. The Beatles developed the recording company EMI that developed the CAT scan. EMI then developed ...

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The solution discusses the cone beam, electron beam, and real-time CT fluoroscopy innovations in CT imaging.