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Elimination of tomosynthetic artifacts through integration of orthogonal volume sets
Author(s): Timothy M. Persons; Paul F. Hemler; Richard L. Webber; Hunter A. Underhill
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Paper Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) visualization of tomosynthetically generated focal planes computed with conventional techniques is limited by distortions caused from nonuniform sampling and projection magnification. These distortions are inherent to diagnostic systems with fixed, off-axis sampling geometry using a proximal source of radiation. This paper describes a technique for significantly reducing these distortions by merging independently generated sets of orthogonally oriented tomosynthetic slices. Precise registration of corresponding points of the slice volumes is required by the merging process. This is achieved by compensating projective transformations of the respective slice stacks to correct for slice-specific variation in image magnification. The result is a relatively distortion-free 3D image comprised of isotropic (cubic) voxels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3659, Medical Imaging 1999: Physics of Medical Imaging, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349575
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Timothy M. Persons, Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Paul F. Hemler, Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Richard L. Webber, Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Hunter A. Underhill, Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3659:
Medical Imaging 1999: Physics of Medical Imaging
John M. Boone; James T. Dobbins III, Editor(s)

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