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Scatter correction by non-local techniques
Author(s): Yingying Gu; Jun Zhang; Ping Xue
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Paper Abstract

In X-ray imaging, scatter can produce noise, artifacts, and decreased contrast. In practice, hardware such as anti-scatter grids are often used to reduce scatter. However, the remaining scatter can still be significant and additional software-based correction are desirable. Furthermore, good software solutions can potentially reduce the amount of needed anti-scatter hardware, thereby reducing cost. In this work, we developed a software correction algorithm by adapting a class of non-local image restoration techniques to scatter reduction. In this algorithm, scatter correction is formulated as a Bayesian MAP (maximum a posteriori) problem with a non-local prior, which leads to better textural detail preservation in scatter reduction. The efficacy of our algorithm is demonstrated through experimental and simulation results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10133, Medical Imaging 2017: Image Processing, 101331K (24 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2251542
Show Author Affiliations
Yingying Gu, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (United States)
Jun Zhang, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (United States)
Ping Xue, GE Healthcare (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10133:
Medical Imaging 2017: Image Processing
Martin A. Styner; Elsa D. Angelini, Editor(s)

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