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Oblique surface reconstruction to approximate cone-beam helical data in multislice CT
Author(s): Laigao Michael Chen; Dominic J. Heuscher; Yun Liang
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Paper Abstract

Multi-slice helical beam scanning involves cone-beam geometry. The primary advantages for use of divergent cone- beams include reduced data acquisition, improved image resolution and optimized photon utilization. Due to the complexity of 3D cone-beam reconstruction, approximate algorithms have been sought to handle the cone-beam reconstruction. This paper presents a new approximate algorithm termed as oblique surface reconstruction (OSR). Theoretical considerations as well as the reconstruction of simulated phantom data in comparison to the current standard 180 degree(s) LI are presented. OSR is shown to be effective and practical to generate images with diagnostic quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4123, Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data, (16 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409280
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Laigao Michael Chen, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Dominic J. Heuscher, Marconi Medical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Yun Liang, Purdue Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4123:
Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data
Michael A. Fiddy; Rick P. Millane, Editor(s)

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