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Event Number 2826

  Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
Applications of computed tomography
Time: 12:05 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Rock Mackie, UW Departments of Molecular Biology and Medical Physics
Abstract: Computed tomography (CT) is the reconstruction of the interior of a volume from many views of projections through it. X-ray CT lead to a revolution in medicine and with other scan types has revolutionized medicine including largely eliminating exploratory surgery. Optical, charged particle, and neutron beam CT systems are also being used in many scientific disciplines. The algorithms for reconstruction involve complex mathematics that are prone to measurement inaccuracies that lead to artifacts.
Host: Sprott
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