Development and operation of a prototype cone-beam computed tomography system for X-ray medical imaging

Chang Woo Seo, Bo Kyung Cha, Ryun Kyung Kim, Cho Rong Kim, Keedong Yang, Young Huh, Sungchae Jeon, Justin C. Park, Bongyong Song, William Y. Song

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This paper describes the development of a prototype cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) system for clinical use. The overall system design in terms of physical characteristics, geometric calibration methods, and three-dimensional image reconstruction algorithms are described. Our system consists of an X-ray source and a large-area flat-panel detector with the axial dimension large enough for most clinical applications when acquired in a full gantry rotation mode. Various elaborate methods are applied to measure, analyze and calibrate the system for imaging. The electromechanical and the radiographic subsystems through the synchronized control include: gantry rotation and speed, tube rotor, the high-frequency generator (kVp, mA, exposure time and repetition rate), and the reconstruction server (imaging acquisition and reconstruction). The operator can select between analytic and iterative reconstruction methods. Our prototype system contains the latest hardware and reconstruction algorithms and, thus, represents a step forward in CBCT technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-134
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Cone-beam computed tomography
  • Geometric calibration
  • Interface synchronization
  • Threedimensional reconstruction
  • X-ray imaging system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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