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This laboratory exercise uses standard physics laboratory equipment to create an analogy to image formation in Computed Tomography. Objects are placed in an enclosure that is largely opaque in the visible spectrum but mostly transparent to the near infrared light.  The enclosure is scanned with a photogate using a rotating platform and an image of the contents is formed. This experiment conveys how an image is formed during a CT scan and highlights the important physical and imaging concepts behind CT such as electromagnetic radiation, the interaction of light and matter, image artifacts, and windowing. Resources provided include learning goals, an assessment, software for creating images, and instructions for assembling the equipment.

This is part of a group of laboratories and activities for biomedical physics.
Subjects Lab Level Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Radiation
Modern Physics
- Biophysics
Optics
- Geometrical Optics
= Optical Instruments
Other Sciences
- Life Sciences
- Intermediate Undergraduate
- Advanced Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
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- Lab Manual
- text/html
- application/exe
- application/ms-word
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Keywords:
CT scan, IPLS, medical imaging
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created July 28, 2015 by Bruce Mason
Record Updated:
October 16, 2015 by Ramon Torres-Isea
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July 28, 2015
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Widenhorn, R. (2015, July 28). Portland State Biomedical Physics: Computed Tomography. Retrieved June 18, 2021, from http://web.pdx.edu/~ralfw/ct.html
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Widenhorn, Ralf. Portland State Biomedical Physics: Computed Tomography. July 28, 2015. http://web.pdx.edu/~ralfw/ct.html (accessed 18 June 2021).
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