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Sparsity regularized data-space restoration in optoacoustic tomography
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Paper Abstract

In optoacoustic tomography (OAT), also known as photoacoustic tomography, a variety of analytic reconstruction algorithms, such as filtered backprojection (FBP) algorithms, have been developed. Analytic algorithms are typically computationally more efficient than iterative image reconstruction algorithms but possess disadvantages that include the inabilty to accurately compensate for the response of the measurement system and stochastic noise. While these shortcomings can be circumvented by use of iterative image reconstruction methods, threedimensional (3D) iterative reconstruction is computationally burdensome. In this work, we present a novel datarestoration method that seeks to recover an accurate estimate of the pressure data with reduced noise levels from knowledge of the experimentally acquired transducer output data. From knowledge of the "restored" pressure data, a computationally efficient analytic algorithm can be applied for image reconstruction. Accordingly, this approach combines the advantages of an iterative reconstruction algorithm with the computational efficiency of an analytic algorithm. Curvelet-based data-space restoration is demonstrated by use of computer-simulation studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8223, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2012, 822322 (23 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909690
Show Author Affiliations
Kun Wang, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)
Richard Su, TomoWave Labs., Inc. (United States)
Alexander A. Oraevsky, TomoWave Labs., Inc. (United States)
Mark A. Anastasio, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8223:
Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2012
Alexander A. Oraevsky; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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