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Smoothing L0- and L1-Norm regularizers and their relations to non-local means for CT reconstruction
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Paper Abstract

Total variation based on the L0− and L1−norm regularizers is a popular and powerful method for computed tomography (CT) reconstruction from noisy data. However their solutions are difficult to compute because of non-differentiability and even discontinuity. In this paper, we propose smoothing L0- and L1-norm regularizers to approximate the original norms. Also, we provide two expectation maximization (EM) like iterative algorithms, which have properties similar to that of the EM algorithm, including the monotonous decrement of the cost function and the self-constraint within a non-negative space. Finally, we build the relationship between the non-local means (NLM) methods and the above methods. The simulated CT projections are used to evaluate the performance of the proposed algorithms. The results show the superiority of the new methods over the existing methods in terms of noise suppression and computational cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11113, Developments in X-Ray Tomography XII, 111131M (10 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2530522
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Yueyang Teng, Northeastern Univ. (China)
Qing Guo, Northeastern Univ. (China)
Ge Wang, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11113:
Developments in X-Ray Tomography XII
Bert Müller; Ge Wang, Editor(s)

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