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Computer based x-ray computed tomography training system for engineering education

Ramlee, Muhammad Hanif and Yunus, Jasmy and Supriyanto, Eko (2017) Computer based x-ray computed tomography training system for engineering education. Sains Humanika, 9 (3-2). pp. 15-20. ISSN 2289-6996


Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.11113/sh.v9n3-2.1268


X-ray computed tomography (called CT) scanner is a powerful and widely used medical imaging modality in the hospital. The CT machine is very expensive and it can produce dangerous radiation when a person operates the machine. This makes it difficult for biomedical engineers and radiographer students to learn its working principles. In order to overcome this problem, a computer based CT scanner trainer system has been developed. The system is implemented using National Instrument’s Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workbench (LabVIEW). At the beginning, it was started with the studying of existing CT scan machine. After gathering information, development process continued to develop generator component, x-ray tube subsystem, detector subsystem, imaging subsystem, and finally is reconstruction subsystem. The trainer system that has been developed is able to be used to train students on how to use CT scanner especially to get high quality images with lowest possible radiation. This will help biomedical engineers and radiographer students to have a better understanding of CT scanner in term of its working principle and to prevent radiation hazard during the learning process.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Engineering education, computed tomography, biomedical engineers, radiolographer, computer based
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:80291
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:25 Apr 2019 01:24
Last Modified:25 Apr 2019 01:24

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