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Iterative circular conebeam CT reconstruction using fast hierarchical backprojection/reprojection operators
Author(s): Jeffrey Brokish; Daniel B. Keesing; Yoram Bresler
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Paper Abstract

This is the first report on a new fast statistical iterative reconstruction algorithm for conebeam with a circular source trajectory, accelerated by InstaRecon's fast O(N3logN) hierarchical cone beam backprojection1 and reprojection algorithms. We report on the results of image quality and run-time comparisons with iterative algorithms based on conventional backprojection and reprojection. We demonstrate that the iterative algorithm introduced here can provide image quality indistinguishable from an iterative algorithm using conventional BP/RP operators, while providing almost a 10x speedup in reconstruction rates. Combining the 10x algorithmic acceleration with additional hardware acceleration by FPGA, Cell, or GPU implementation, this work indicates the feasibility of iterative reconstruction algorithms for dose reduction and image quality improvement in routine CT practice, at competitive speeds and affordable cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7622, Medical Imaging 2010: Physics of Medical Imaging, 76221R (22 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.844026
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey Brokish, InstaRecon, Inc. (United States)
Daniel B. Keesing, InstaRecon, Inc. (United States)
Yoram Bresler, InstaRecon, Inc. (United States)
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7622:
Medical Imaging 2010: Physics of Medical Imaging
Ehsan Samei; Norbert J. Pelc, Editor(s)

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