Current computed tomography (CT) scanners rotate fast to reduce motion artifact. X-ray tube must work in a high power to make the image clear under short exposure time. However, the life span of such a tube may be shortened. In this paper, we propose a novel double sources CT imaging system, which puts two of the same X-ray sources closely with each other. The system is different from current dual source CT with orthogonal X-ray sources. In our system, each projection is taken twice by these two sources to enhance the exposure value and then recovered to a single source projection for image reconstruction. The proposed system can work like normal single source CT system, while halving down the working power for each tube. © 2013 Mou An and Yaoqin Xie.
An, M., & Xie, Y. (2013). A novel CT imaging system with adjacent double X-ray sources. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/391212