The vast majority of medical Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) imaging occurs with the gantry rotating at a constant velocity in a circular trajectory, independent of the specific task and patient. Advancements in robotic X-ray systems have paved the way for variable velocity and non-circular exotic acquisition orbits to be investigated in clinical settings. The clinical drives for such acquisitions include enabling patient-specific imaging, reducing overall imaging dose and providing the ability to tailor the image acquisition for a specific clinical task. Imaging patients with variable velocity and non-circular exotic orbits has applications in fields ranging from radiation therapy and ablation, to neuro- and orthopaedic surgery through to interventional radiology and beyond.
1. To understand the clinical drivers for adaptive and exotic acquisition orbits on robotic X-ray systems
2. To learn the current exotic acquisition orbits being implemented
3. To examine the future directions of clinical imaging with robotic X-ray systems