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Dual-source multi-energy CT with triple or quadruple x-ray beams
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Paper Abstract

Energy-resolved photon-counting CT (PCCT) is promising for material decomposition with multi-contrast agents. However, corrections for non-idealities of PCCT detectors are required, which are still active research areas. In addition, PCCT is associated with very high cost due to lack of mass production. In this work, we proposed an alternative approach to performing multi-energy CT, which was achieved by acquiring triple or quadruple x-ray beam measurements on a dual-source CT scanner. This strategy was based on a “Twin Beam” design on a single-source scanner for dual-energy CT. Examples of beam filters and spectra for triple and quadruple x-ray beam were provided. Computer simulation studies were performed to evaluate the accuracy of material decomposition for multi-contrast mixtures using both tri-beam and quadruple-beam configurations. The proposed strategy can be readily implemented on a dual-source scanner, which may allow material decomposition of multi-contrast agents to be performed on clinical CT scanners with energy-integrating detector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9783, Medical Imaging 2016: Physics of Medical Imaging, 978312 (22 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2217446
Show Author Affiliations
Lifeng Yu, Mayo Clinic (United States)
Zhoubo Li, Mayo Clinic (United States)
Shuai Leng, Mayo Clinic (United States)
Cynthia H. McCollough, Mayo Clinic (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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