What is multislice CT (MSCT)?
MSCT, also known as multidetector row CT (MDCT), uses x-ray detector arrays that have multiple rows of detector elements to acquire multiple simultaneous channels of data per x-ray beam rotation. This offers many advantages compared to single slice CT (SSCT), including faster scan times and the ability to generate CT images with submillimeter thickness, providing high-resolution images that are isotropic (i.e., composed of voxels that are cubic in shape). In essence, volumetric CT image data from a patient can now be acquired, and can then be reconstructed into 2D images in any plane of section and with any slice thickness desired. All modern CT scanners are MSCT scanners.