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Projection-domain metal artifact correction using a dual layer detector
Author(s): Linxi Shi; N. Robert Bennett; Josh Star-Lack; Minghui Lu; Adam S. Wang
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Paper Abstract

Metal artifact remains a challenge in cone-beam CT images. Many two-pass metal artifact reduction methods have been proposed, which work fairly well, but are limited when the metal is outside the scan field-of-view (FOV) or when the metal is moving during the scan. In the former, even reconstructing with a larger FOV does not guarantee a good estimate of metal location in the projections; and in the latter, the metal location in each projection is difficult to identify due to motion. Furthermore, two-pass methods increase the total reconstruction time. In this study, a projection-based metal detection and correction method with a dual layer detector is investigated. The dual layer detector provides dual energy images with perfect temporal and spatial registration in each projection, which aid in the identification of metal. A simple phantom with metal wires (copper) and a needle (steel) is used to evaluate the projection-based metal artifact reduction method from a dual layer scan and compared with that of a single layer scan. Preliminary results showed enhanced ability to identify metal regions, leading to substantially reduced metal artifact in reconstructed images. In summary, an effective single-pass, projection-domain method using a dual layer detector has been demonstrated, and it is expected to be robust against truncation and motion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 2020
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11312, Medical Imaging 2020: Physics of Medical Imaging, 1131225 (16 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2547936
Show Author Affiliations
Linxi Shi, Stanford Univ. (United States)
N. Robert Bennett, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Josh Star-Lack, Varex Imaging (United States)
Minghui Lu, Varex Imaging (United States)
Adam S. Wang, Stanford Univ. (United States)

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

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