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C-arm technique using distance driven method for nephrolithiasis and kidney stones detection
Author(s): Nuhad Malalla; Pengfei Sun; Ying Chen; Michael E. Lipkin; Glenn M. Preminger; Jun Qin
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Paper Abstract

Distance driven represents a state of art method that used for reconstruction for x-ray techniques. C-arm tomography is an x-ray imaging technique that provides three dimensional information of the object by moving the C-shaped gantry around the patient. With limited view angle, C-arm system was investigated to generate volumetric data of the object with low radiation dosage and examination time. This paper is a new simulation study with two reconstruction methods based on distance driven including: simultaneous algebraic reconstruction technique (SART) and Maximum Likelihood expectation maximization (MLEM). Distance driven is an efficient method that has low computation cost and free artifacts compared with other methods such as ray driven and pixel driven methods. Projection images of spherical objects were simulated with a virtual C-arm system with a total view angle of 40 degrees. Results show the ability of limited angle C-arm technique to generate three dimensional images with distance driven reconstruction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9783, Medical Imaging 2016: Physics of Medical Imaging, 97836E (4 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2217213
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Nuhad Malalla, Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale (United States)
Pengfei Sun, Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale (United States)
Ying Chen, Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale (United States)
Michael E. Lipkin, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Glenn M. Preminger, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jun Qin, Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9783:
Medical Imaging 2016: Physics of Medical Imaging
Despina Kontos; Thomas G. Flohr, Editor(s)

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