Improved resolution and new clinical applications that can help physicians to diagnose and stage diseases even earlier than is done now will continue to be the big trends in the future.
It is all about getting functional information out of the same scan without additional expense or radiation to the patient.
The buzzwords for 2017, when it comes to CT, are dual energy and spectral imaging. It is all about getting functional information out of the same CT without additional expense or radiation to the patient, while providing valuable functional information.
Parallel to the roadmap of clinical CT technology, dedicated systems for high-resolution preclinical CT are seeing a considerable growth taking advantage of the modern technology of high-granularity flat-panel X-ray detectors (FPDs).
Significant advances in imaging technologies promise to improve healthcare through earlier and more accurate detection of medical conditions.
Evolution of CT technology has moved beyond low radiation dose to advanced functional imaging, iterative reconstruction techniques, novel spectral imaging, and multi-slice systems.