Dutch & Tony & PCDAVE and/or any Radiation Techs and Imaging Techs,
I'm unclear about
the term "TOMO?"
-Positron Emission Tomography (P.E.T. - pioneered in neurology reseacrh) was just an imaging technology
-developed shortly before:
-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI - The "N" of NMRI was quickly dropped as misleading as it is not "nuclear" radio
active but rather exciting atoms with magnetic waves and the computer enhanced imaging of their predictable reaction with a modulated low power FM radio
- and I assumed:
-CAT (Computer Assisted ?Tomography???) scans use x-rays.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is to ask, if TOMO is a descript
ion of the imaging process,
*What type of radiation is used in this process?
My physics classes were long ago! I know Proton Beams radiate non-radioactive-decaying
protons. (I think maybe Proton Beam technology is more similar to HIFU than is discussed.)
*What is emitted in the X-ray of the CAT scan?
*What is emitted in the radiation of the IMRT?
*What is emitted in "TOMO?"Thanks to all of you for keeping up with this rapidly changing topic - and sharing.
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