Computed tomography turns 50

  title={Computed tomography turns 50},
  author={John M. Boone and Cynthia H. McCollough},
  journal={Physics Today},
Modern high-performance CT scanners are unparalleled among three-dimensional imaging systems in data acquisition speed and spatial resolution. 

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