A prototype 3D CT extension for radiotherapy simulators

S. Agostinelli, F. Foppiano

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In this paper we present a report on our custom 3D CT extension capable of producing fully 3D tomographic studies from conventional radiotherapy simulator cone-beam fluoro output. The extension consists of a common PC system on which a proprietary software toolkit provides the appropriate environment for reconstruction and acquisition of cone-beam data provided by commercial simulator fluoro video chains. The extension may compare favorably with CT options offered by simulator manufacturers: in particular, multi-slice single-scan reconstruction seems to be achievable while the current commercial solutions are based on single-slice single-scan. Radiotherapy applications include on-line treatment planning, patient treatment verification and registration. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-21
Number of pages11
JournalComputerized Medical Imaging and Graphics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2001


  • 3D CT extension
  • Fluoro video chains
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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