CT scan showing normal lungs

CT scan showing normal lungs

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Caption: False colour computed X-ray tomography (CT) scan of the chest of a healthy woman aged 28 years, showing normal lungs (left & right) with the heart between them. In CT, a narrow X-ray beam is directed through the subject towards a diametrically-opposed detector. A series of "slices" is made, with source & detector moving synchronously around the subject. Measurements of transmitted X-rays are processed by computer to reveal how elements of tissue in each "slice" attenuate X-rays - the basis for constructing the image. Courtesy of Radiography Dept. , Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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Keywords: anatomy, chest, computed x-ray tomography, ct, ct scan, female, healthy, heart, human body, lung, lungs, respiratory system, scan, woman, xray

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