TY - CHAP A1 - Gabriela R. Pereira A2 - Ricardo T. Lopes ED1 - Luca Saba Y1 - 2011-11-21 PY - 2011 T1 - X-Ray Fluorescence Microtomography in Biological Applications N2 - CT has evolved into an indispensable imaging method in clinical routine. The first generation of CT scanners developed in the 1970s and numerous innovations have improved the utility and application field of the CT, such as the introduction of helical systems that allowed the development of the "volumetric CT" concept. Recently interesting technical, anthropomorphic, forensic and archeological as well as paleontological applications of computed tomography have been developed. These applications further strengthen the method as a generic diagnostic tool for non destructive material testing and three dimensional visualization beyond its medical use. BT - Computed Tomography SP - Ch. 8 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/24535 DO - 10.5772/24535 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-08 ER -