Even though the discovery of X-rays by Roentgen happened in 1895, more than 100 years ago, it wasn’t until the early 1960s that computerized analysis of radiological images was possible. Although the mathematical foundation for computed tomography was derived by Radon in 1917, it was not until the early 1970s that computed tomography scanners were initially developed. Since then computers have become an integral part of medical imaging systems and hospitals, being utilized for data acquisition, image generation and display, and image analysis.
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