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First attempt to apply 2.5-μm super-resolution microfocus X-ray computed tomography to the human skeletal structure-visualization of the human fetal lumbar vertebra and auditory apparatus and 3D reconstruction

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2 Author(s)
Shibata, T. ; Dept. of Anatomy, Tokyo Women''s Med. Coll., Japan ; Nagano, T.

The conventional XCT for medical use cannot be used to fine tomographic detail beyond 0.4 mm spatial resolution. We have, therefore, attempted to produce human tomograms with three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions for the first time by employing super-resolution micro-focus XCT (MFXCT), which has a maximum spatial resolution of 2.5 μm. We succeeded overcoming the problem of obtaining detailed images of the lumbar vertebra and auditory apparatus of a human fetus

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1996. Bridging Disciplines for Biomedicine. Proceedings of the 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE  (Volume:5 )

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31 Oct-3 Nov 1996