Work at the Present
Cardiovascular diseases are pervasive at tremendous social and healthcare costs. There are urgent needs for higher fidelity cardiac CT with lower radiation dose. Based on the academic-industrial partnership between Virginia Tech and the GE Global Research Center (GEGR), we are defining a next generation cardiac CT architecture and the associated algorithms, which will achieve 16cm coverage, 50ms temporal resolution, 20lp/cm spatial resolution, 10HU noise level, and 5mSv effective dose simultaneously for the entire examination, with detailed specifications and performance evaluation. This project will set the stage for prototyping the next-generation cardiac CT system in a Phase-II project.