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Geometric problem in medical imaging
Author(s): Stephen B. Robinson; Paul F. Hemler; Richard L. Webber
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we provide a rigorous mathematical foundation for Tuned- Aperture Computed Tomography, a generalization of standard tomosynthesis that provides a significantly more flexible diagnostic tool. We also describe how the general TACT algorithm simplifies in important special cases, and we investigate the possibility of optimizing the algorithm by reducing the number of fiducial reference points. The key theoretical problem is how to sue information within an x-ray image to discover, after the fact, what the relative positions of the x-ray source, the patient, and the x-ray detector were when the x-ray image was created.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4121, Mathematical Modeling, Estimation, and Imaging, (4 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402442
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Stephen B. Robinson, Wake Forest Univ. (United States)
Paul F. Hemler, Wake Forest Univ. (United States)
Richard L. Webber, Wake Forest Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4121:
Mathematical Modeling, Estimation, and Imaging
David C. Wilson; Hemant D. Tagare; Fred L. Bookstein; Francoise J. Preteux; Edward R. Dougherty, Editor(s)

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