A computerized tomography (CT) system using a 0.1 μCi Sr-90 beta source, Geiger counter, and low density foam samples was developed. A simple algorithm was used to construct images from the data collected with the beta CT scanner. The beta CT system is analogous to X-ray CT as both types of radiation are sensitive to density variations. This system offers a platform for learning opportunities in an undergraduate laboratory, covering topics such as image reconstruction algorithms, radiation exposure, and the energy dependence of absorption.

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