TY - CHAP A1 - Irina Sidorenko A2 - Roberto Monetti A3 - Jan Bauer A4 - Dirk Müller A5 - Christoph Räth ED1 - Luca Saba Y1 - 2011-11-21 PY - 2011 T1 - Scaling Index Method (SIM): A Novel Technique for Assessment of Local Topological Properties of Porous and Irregular Structures 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. 14 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/21831 DO - 10.5772/21831 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-04 ER -