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Reduction of truncation artifact in stationary inverse-geometry digital tomosynthesis using convolutional neural network
Author(s): Burnyoung Kim; Dobin Yim; Seungwan Lee
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Paper Abstract

Stationary inverse-geometry digital tomosynthesis (s-IGDT) has advantages in terms of motion artifact reduction and diagnostic efficiency improvement. However, truncation artifacts are caused in reconstructed images owing to the geometric characteristics of s-IGDT systems, and this drawback degrades the diagnostic accuracy. In order to overcome this limitation, we proposed a convolutional neural network (CNN)-based truncation artifact reduction method. We simulated a s-IGDT system with stationary X-ray source array and small detector. Also, we acquired s-IGDT images using 70 volumetric phantoms based on the SPIE-AAPM lung CT challenge dataset. The U-Net was used as the CNN architecture, and we trained the network through 207 s-IGDT images. We confirmed that the truncation artifacts with various patterns included in the prior images were clearly removed in the prediction images obtained by the trained network. Moreover, the quantitative evaluation showed that both of the structural similarity index measure (SSIM) and peak signal-to-noise ratio (PSNR) improved when using the proposed method. The averaged SSIM and PSNR of the prediction images were approximately 6% and 25% higher than those of the prior images, respectively. In conclusion, the proposed model based on the CNN has superior performance in removing the truncation artifacts of s-IGDT images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 2020
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11312, Medical Imaging 2020: Physics of Medical Imaging, 113124I (16 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2547703
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Burnyoung Kim, Konyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Dobin Yim, Konyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Seungwan Lee, Konyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11312:
Medical Imaging 2020: Physics of Medical Imaging
Guang-Hong Chen; Hilde Bosmans, Editor(s)

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