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A patient-specific scatter artifacts correction method
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Paper Abstract

This paper provides a fast and patient-specific scatter artifact correction method for cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) used in image-guided interventional procedures. Due to increased irradiated volume of interest in CBCT imaging, scatter radiation has increased dramatically compared to 2D imaging, leading to a degradation of image quality. In this study, we propose a scatter artifact correction strategy using an analytical convolution-based model whose free parameters are estimated using a rough estimation of scatter profiles from the acquired cone-beam projections. It was evaluated using Monte Carlo simulations with both monochromatic and polychromatic X-ray sources. The results demonstrated that the proposed method significantly reduced the scatter-induced shading artifacts and recovered CT numbers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9033, Medical Imaging 2014: Physics of Medical Imaging, 903310 (19 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2043923
Show Author Affiliations
Wei Zhao, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Stephen Brunner, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Kai Niu, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Sebastian Schafer, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. (United States)
Kevin Royalty, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. (United States)
Guang-Hong Chen, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9033:
Medical Imaging 2014: Physics of Medical Imaging
Bruce R. Whiting; Christoph Hoeschen, Editor(s)

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