CT 2016: Clinical Perspective of the Future Technology

Friday, February 12, 2016: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Coolidge (Marriott Wardman Park)
Michael Vannier, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
X-ray computed tomography (CT) has the most clinical impact for cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological, orthopedic and other applications. Despite the universality of CT, the technology continues evolving with greater coverage, faster acquisition, more spectral information, and lower radiation dose. CT is routinely combined with PET and SPECT, and serves as the basis for radio-therapeutic planning. We will discuss both the challenges and pitfalls in clinical CT.