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computer tomography

BD-13: Peripheral CT – Special device for CT of the extremities

Project objective(s)

The primary objectives of the "Peripheral CT" project of CT Imaging GmbH are baseline studies and predevelopment for compact, flexible CT systems. Such systems permit, for example, examinations of standing, seated and, where necessary, recumbent patients. This innovative approach would enable examinations of joints even under load. In addition, image reconstruction techniques are being developed which, for the first time, are to allow effective correction of image artifacts through model-based iterative methods. These artifacts currently make accurate diagnosis, e.g.

BD-02: CT Angiography for the early detection of coronary heart disease

The major aim of sub-project BD02 is to develop and validate new computer tomography procedures which enable representation of the coronary arteries and the detection and quantification of atherosclerotic plaque with enhanced spatial and temporal resolution, higher reproducibility and, very importantly, with less radiation exposure. Siemens AG is undertaking the technical development work, which includes new detector technologies, new image reconstruction processes and new algorithms for software-based automatic diagnostics.