In 1967, engineer Sir Godfrey N.Hounsfield invented the 1st generation C.T. scanner. A single detector element captured an x-ray beam. The detector and source rotated by a single degree, only, and were known as “pencil” beam scanners. At the time, they were only designed to scan the head.
It wasn’t until 1982 that Robles RA built the Cone Beam CT for angiographies. This machine used a 2D detector to generate scans in a single rotation of the gentry. Other scanners had to use multiple slices to complete their images, putting CBCTs leagues ahead of the competition.
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