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Optimization of view weighting in tilted-plane-based reconstruction algorithms to minimize helical artifacts in multislice helical CT
Author(s): Xiangyang Tang
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Paper Abstract

In multi-slice helical CT, the single-tilted-plane-based reconstruction algorithm has been proposed to combat helical and cone beam artifacts by tilting a reconstruction plane to fit a helical source trajectory optimally. Furthermore, to improve the noise characteristics or dose efficiency of the single-tilted-plane-based reconstruction algorithm, the multi-tilted-plane-based reconstruction algorithm has been proposed, in which the reconstruction plane deviates from the pose globally optimized due to an extra rotation along the 3rd axis. As a result, the capability of suppressing helical and cone beam artifacts in the multi-tilted-plane-based reconstruction algorithm is compromised. An optomized tilted-plane-based reconstruction algorithm is proposed in this paper, in which a matched view weighting strategy is proposed to optimize the capability of suppressing helical and cone beam artifacts and noise characteristics. A helical body phantom is employed to quantitatively evaluate the imaging performance of the matched view weighting approach by tabulating artifact index and noise characteristics, showing that the matched view weighting improves both the helical artifact suppression and noise characteristics or dose efficiency significantly in comparison to the case in which non-matched view weighting is applied. Finally, it is believed that the matched view weighting approach is of practical importance in the development of multi-slive helical CT, because it maintains the computational structure of fan beam filtered backprojection and demands no extra computational services.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5032, Medical Imaging 2003: Image Processing, (15 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.480874
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Xiangyang Tang, Applied Science Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5032:
Medical Imaging 2003: Image Processing
Milan Sonka; J. Michael Fitzpatrick, Editor(s)

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