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Useful Websites related to Multislice / Multidetector CT scan
Multidetector CT from CTisUS is available from http://www.ctisus.org/multidetector/index.html
The section on Multidetector CT : the newest advance in CT technology,
displays its capabilities in 3D imaging, CT angiography, and oncology. The material
is divided into Syllabus, Protocols, References, Lectures and Case Studies in
Head and Neck, Chest, Abdomen and Bone.
2. Impact (Imaging Performance
Assessment of CT scanners) at http://www.impactscan.org/
is the UK's premier CT scanner evaluation center, funded by Medicines and Healthcare
products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This organisation provides a wide range of
CT scanner related services to UK's National Health Service. The website offers
absorbing and feature rich sections related to CT Scans that include a) Presentations
(comprising ImPACT course and UKRC talks); b) Reports (that offers downloadable
reports on MHRA evaluation, dose issues update, CT scan acceptance testing, What's
new in CT in 1999 to 2004); c) Dosimetry and Scanner Testing; and d) a What's
New Section which is a overview of events happening in the rapidly advancing technologies
in CT. A page dedicated to Sir Godfrey Hounsfield at http://www.impactscan.org/hounsfield.htm,
leads to "his autobiography and presentation speech on the Nobel web site".
And lastly comparison evaluation reports at http://www.impactscan.org/bluecover.htm,
"allow purchasers to make decisions based on independent and detailed information".
These reports meticulously compare in detail, a range of CT scanners like dual,
4, 6 to 10, 16, 32 to 64 slice as well as Wide bore CT scanners.
3. Multislice-CT at http://www.multislice-ct.com.
The site supported by Schering has sections covering "Introduction to MSCT Technology".
There are examination guidelines for Head and Neck, Pediatric CT, Vascular imaging,
Petrous Bone, Paranasal Sinus, Brain Perfusion and CT Angiography and so on. Colonoscopy,
Coronary Bypass Graft, Calcium Screening and Lymph node staging are also discussed.
Sections on hardware manufacturers, links to GE Medical Systems, Medrad is also
offered. Special concise summaries on Data Handling, Bolus tracking, Dose Considerations
and Contrast Material are available. The organizers of the Website offer a Newsletter
Multislice CT lectures are available from the Indiana University School of
Medicine Department of Radiology http://www.indyrad.iupui.edu/multislice_ct/main.html.
The following lectures are currently available on the website. The educative lectures
available at the moment are Sweet 16: Basic Principles of a 16-Slice CT Scanner
by Jonas Rydberg, Head and Neck Imaging Utilizing Multislice Helical CT: Techniques
& Applications by Karen Caldemeyer, Multislice Helical CT by Jonas
Rydberg, Musculoskeletal Imaging with Multislice Helical Computed Tomography
by Kenneth A. Buckwalter.
5. Multislice CT protocols
from the University of Iowa is available online at http://www.radiology.uiowa.edu/CT/ms_ct_protocols.htm.
The material comprehensively covers Body Protocols, Chest, Abdomen, Pelvis and
also aims at specific conditions such as Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection,
Coronary Calcification, Pulmonary Embolism (PE), CTA Circle of Willis etc.
Multidetector-Row CT Protocols from Stanford University Department of Radiology
is available at http://radiologycme.stanford.edu/protocols/2002/GE/index.html.
The Multidetector CT Protocols offered is applicable to LightSpeed Ultra scanner
fm GE Medical Systems.These protocols authored by Stanford University, is also
available in PDF format.
7. An illustrative article titled
"Multislice Computed Tomography: Basic Principles and Clinical Applications"
by A. F. Kopp1 et al from Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Eberhard-Karls-University
Tübingen, Germany is available as a feature in Electromedica at http://www.med.siemens.com/medroot/en/news/electro/issues/pdf/heft_2_00/english/05KOPPEN.PDF
InSpace at http://www.insideinspace.com/
is the Official website of the makers of the software that enables amazing rendered
images, available from Siemens Medical Solutions. "InSpace is the premier volume
imaging application for totally interactive viewing of volume data". The site
fashioned by Elliot K. Fishman, M.D. and Derek R. Ney (HipGraphics) enables one
to experience streaming media lectures, read papers, see slide shows and download
.avi movie files. A section facilitating the download of new presets for InSpace
is also available.
9. Screeningctisus at http://www.screeningctisus.com/
focuses on the current state of art of screening CT. It discusses many areas of
screening by CT and provided information that allows users to determine its practical
10. Available from the US Food and Drug Administration
is a collection of important information resources related to Whole-Body CT screening.
The risks from Radiation risk, Radiation dose from CT procedures and FDA's regulatory
program for CT are available here.
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