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Canadian Peter Jansen was inspired to build his CT machine after a recent (and apparently less than ideal) contact with the US health care system. He figured he could build a reasonably good X-ray scanner for a fraction of the cost of commercial machines. And why not, considering his earlier successes building tricorders and other fun instruments. CT stands for “computed tomography,” which in its usual configuration involves rotation a source of radiation, and a detector, around a patient. After each point in the region of interest is scanned, a 3D image is reconstructed with a computer.
originally posted by: AlphaHawk
a reply to: andy06shake
This is slightly off topic but I'm sat here for 30 seconds going over the title of the thread trying to work out the value of this thing...a DIY scanner the same cost as a commercial scanner?? Huh?
Then I realised it was scan and my perplexed look went away.