WHAT IS LINEAR TOMOGRAPHY?
Linear Tomography is a radiographic procedure that uses linear movement
to image structures of the anatomy clearly and with enhanced contrast.
Structures within the object plane are properly imaged and show good
contrast, while objects that lie above and below the plane are
Friday, April 17, 2009
The purpose of Tomography is to create a precise tomographic image of various sections or structures of the anatomy to aid in patient diagnosis. In linear tomography the tomographic exam is designed to image only the anatomy that lies in a plane of interest, while blurring out
structures on either side of that plane. The radiographic contrast of the tissus of interest is
enhanced by blurring the anatomical structures above and below that tissue.