New technology  
 

Faster CT scanners, which can acquire thinner sections, and advances in computer software have significantly impacted the field of CT.

Reformations into any imaging plane are now commonly performed. This augments visualization of anatomy and aids in diagnosis.

Another new technique is 3 dimensional volume rendering. With this technique, the computer displays only the structures of interest in 3D. The images obtained can then be rotated to show the anatomy from any perspective.