Aside from that of x-rays, the important methods of medical imaging provide 3-dimensional views of the human body. The mathematics behind this is called reconstructive tomography. Indeed, “C.A.T.” is an anagram for computed axial tomography. There are two other important tomographic techniques in use. Magnetic resonance imaging and positron imaging. In this thesis we explain the physics and some of the mathematics behind each.
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Reid, Thomas, "Physics and Mathematics Behind Tomographic Techniques of Medical Imaging" (2019). Undergraduate Honors College Theses 2016-. 71.