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Cone beam x-ray luminescence computed tomography reconstruction with a priori anatomical information
Author(s): Pei-An Lo; Meng-Lung Lin; Shih-Chun Jin; Jyh-Cheng Chen; Syue-Liang Lin; C. Allen Chang; Huihua Kenny Chiang
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Paper Abstract

X-ray luminescence computed tomography (XLCT) is a novel molecular imaging modality that reconstructs the optical distribution of x-ray-excited phosphor particles with prior informational of anatomical CT image. The prior information improves the accuracy of image reconstruction. The system can also present anatomical CT image. The optical system based on a high sensitive charge coupled device (CCD) is perpendicular with a CT system. In the XLCT system, the xray was adopted to excite the phosphor of the sample and CCD camera was utilized to acquire luminescence emitted from the sample in 360 degrees projection free-space. In this study, the fluorescence diffuse optical tomography (FDOT)-like algorithm was used for image reconstruction, the structural prior information was incorporated in the reconstruction by adding a penalty term to the minimization function. The phosphor used in this study is Gd2O2S:Tb. For the simulation and experiments, the data was collected from 16 projections. The cylinder phantom was 40 mm in diameter and contains 8 mm diameter inclusion; the phosphor in the in vivo study was 5 mm in diameter at a depth of 3 mm. Both the errors were no more than 5%. Based on the results from these simulation and experimental studies, the novel XLCT method has demonstrated the feasibility for in vivo animal model studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9205, Reflection, Scattering, and Diffraction from Surfaces IV, 92050O (3 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2061321
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Pei-An Lo, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Meng-Lung Lin, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Shih-Chun Jin, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Jyh-Cheng Chen, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Syue-Liang Lin, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
C. Allen Chang, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Huihua Kenny Chiang, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9205:
Reflection, Scattering, and Diffraction from Surfaces IV
Leonard M. Hanssen, Editor(s)

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