Data explosion: The challenge of multidetector-row CT

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The development of multi detector-row CT has brought many exciting advancements to clinical CT scanning. While multi detector-row CT offers unparalleled speed of acquisition, spatial resolution, and anatomic coverage, a challenge presented by these advantages is the substantial increase on the number of reconstructed cross-sections that are rapidly created and in need of analysis. This manuscript discusses currently available alternative visualization techniques for the assessment of volumetric data acquired with multi detector-row CT. Although the current capabilities of 3-D workstations offer many possibilities for alternative analysis of MCDT data, substantial improvements both in automated processing, processing speed and user interface will be necessary to realize the vision of replacing the primary analysis of transverse reconstruction's with alternative analyses. The direction that some of these future developments might take are discussed. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-80
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • 3D workstation
  • Data explosion
  • Multidetector-row CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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