Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2022; 26 (21): 7918-7937

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202211_30144

Technological advances in body CT: a primer for beginners

A. Agostini, A. Borgheresi, V. Granata, F. Bruno, P. Palumbo, F. De Muzio, E. Bicci, G. Grazzini, F. Grassi, R. Fusco, A. Barile, V. Miele, A. Giovagnoni

Department of Clinical, Special and Dental Sciences, University Politecnica delle Marche, Department of Radiology, University Hospital “Ospedali Riuniti Umberto I – G.M. Lancisi – G. Salesi, Ancona, Italy. alessandra.borgheresi@gmail.com


Many technological advances have entered the clinical routine of Computed Tomography (CT) imaging. The new CT scanners have specific solutions in gantry design to bear the mechanical solicitations. The X-ray tubes have been improved for faster acquisitions at low radiation exposure, while the innovations in CT detectors provide a better image quality. The optimization of image quality and contrast, and the reduction of radiation dose, cannot be achieved without the implementation of adequate reconstruction software, such as Iterative Reconstructions (IR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). In recent years, dual-energy (DECT) technology has expanded the indications of CT.

In this narrative review, a panoramic overview of the technological novelties in CT imaging will be provided for optimal utilization of CT technology.

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A. Agostini, A. Borgheresi, V. Granata, F. Bruno, P. Palumbo, F. De Muzio, E. Bicci, G. Grazzini, F. Grassi, R. Fusco, A. Barile, V. Miele, A. Giovagnoni
Technological advances in body CT: a primer for beginners

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2022
Vol. 26 - N. 21
Pages: 7918-7937
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202211_30144