Patent Number: 7,711,080

Title: Computed tomography method and apparatus for a dynamic image of a moving site

Abstract: When a repeatedly periodically moving site of a to-be-examined subject in a gantry is subjected to computed tomography and is reconstructed, the gantry is rotated in synchronization with the movement of the periodically moving site, and a dynamic image showing a transient phenomenon is obtained in which the periodic movement of the moving site has been stopped. As a result, the flow of a contrast agent or the like can be observed in a state of stopping the movement of an internal organ that moves repeatedly periodically.

Inventors: Mori; Shinichirou (Chiba, JP), Endo; Masahiro (Chiba, JP)

Assignee: National Institute of Radiological Sciences

International Classification: G01N 23/083 (20060101); H05G 1/62 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018