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A field of view based metal artifact reduction method with the presence of data truncation
Author(s): Seungwon Choi; Seunghyuk Moon; Jongduk Baek
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Paper Abstract

In X-ray CT imaging, the metal objects produce significant beam hardening and streak artifacts in the reconstructed CT images. To reduce the metal artifacts, several sinogram inpainting based methods have been proposed, where projection data within the metal trace region of the sinogram are treated as missing, and estimated by interpolation. However, they generally assume data truncation does not occur and all metal objects reside inside the FOV. For small FOV imaging such as dental CT, these assumptions are violated, and thus using traditional inpainting based MAR would not be effective. In this work, we proposed a new MAR method to reduce the metal artifacts effectively when the metal objects reside outside the FOV for the small FOV imaging. The proposed method synthesizes the projection data of small FOV image by conducting forward projection, which is treated as the originally measured sinogram. Thus the effect of metal objects outside the FOV was minimized during the inpainting procedure. The performance of the proposed method is compared with the traditional linear MAR and NMAR. The results showed the effectiveness of the proposed method to reduce the residual artifacts, which were present in the traditional linear MAR and NMAR images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2019
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 11072, 15th International Meeting on Fully Three-Dimensional Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, 110722S (28 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2534809
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Seungwon Choi, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Seunghyuk Moon, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Jongduk Baek, Yonsei Univ. (Korea, Republic of)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11072:
15th International Meeting on Fully Three-Dimensional Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Samuel Matej; Scott D. Metzler, Editor(s)

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