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An algorithm and program for data processing from a Compton scattering imaging device
Author(s): V. N. Vasiliev; K. V. Zaytseva
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Paper Abstract

The VolumeScope, a prototype 3D X-ray scanner based on Compton backscatter detection, was designed for examination of a human body electron density distribution. An algorithm and computer program for 3D image reconstruction from the VolumeScope measured data are presented. The reconstruction includes corrections for photon attenuation and multiple scatter in surrounding tissues and postprocessing digital filtering. Properties of multiple scattered photons inside the object of examination were studied by Monte Carlo technique and a geometrical efficiency of the multiple scatter detection was calculated on the base of the collimator design. The contribution of multiple scattered photons in semi-infinite water medium was from 15 to 23% of maximum detector response. The VolumeScope program is described to perform data processing and display the electron density distribution of the object as 2D grayscale images and 3D surfaces of internal structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5943, X-ray and Neutron Capillary Optics II, 59430W (6 December 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.637993
Show Author Affiliations
V. N. Vasiliev, Russian Scientific Ctr. of Roentgenology and Radiology (Russia)
K. V. Zaytseva, Institute for Roentgen Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5943:
X-ray and Neutron Capillary Optics II
Muradin A. Kumakhov; Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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