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Temporal response improvement for computed tomography fluoroscopy
Author(s): Jiang Hsieh
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Paper Abstract

Computed tomography fluoroscopy (CTF) has attracted significant attention recently. This is mainly due to the growing clinical application of CTF in interventional procedures, such as guided biopsy. Although many studies have been conducted for its clinical efficacy, little attention has been paid to the temporal response and the inherent limitations of the CTF system. For example, during a biopsy operation, when needle is inserted at a relatively high speed, the true needle position will not be correctly depicted in the CTF image due to the time delay. This could result in an overshoot or misplacement of the biopsy needle by the operator. In this paper, we first perform a detailed analysis of the temporal response of the CTF by deriving a set of equations to describe the average location of a moving object observed by the CTF system. The accuracy of the equations is verified by computer simulations and experiments. We show that the CT reconstruction process acts as a low pass filter to the motion function. As a result, there is an inherent time delay in the CTF process to the true biopsy needle motion and locations. Based on this study, we propose a generalized underscan weighting scheme which significantly improve the performance of CTF in terms of time lag and delay.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3164, Applications of Digital Image Processing XX, (30 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.292760
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Jiang Hsieh, GE Medical Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3164:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XX
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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