Anniversary paper: Development of x-ray computed tomography: The role of Medical Physics and AAPM from the 1970s to present

Xiaochuan Pan, Jeffrey Siewerdsen, Patrick J. La Riviere, Willi A. Kalender

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Abstract

The AAPM, through its members, meetings, and its flagship journal Medical Physics, has played an important role in the development and growth of x-ray tomography in the last 50 years. From a spate of early articles in the 1970s characterizing the first commercial computed tomography (CT) scanners through the "slice wars" of the 1990s and 2000s, the history of CT and related techniques such as tomosynthesis can readily be traced through the pages of Medical Physics and the annals of the AAPM and RSNA/AAPM Annual Meetings. In this article, the authors intend to give a brief review of the role of Medical Physics and the AAPM in CT and tomosynthesis imaging over the last few decades.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3728-3739
Number of pages12
JournalMedical physics
Volume35
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Tomosynthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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