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X-ray scatter suppression algorithm for cone-beam volume CT
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Developing and optimizing an x-ray scatter control and reduction technique is one big challenge for cone beam volume computed tomography (CBVCT) because CBVCT will be much less immune to scatter than fan-beam CT. X-ray Scatter reduces image contrast, increases image noise and introduces reconstruction error into CBVCT. To reduce scatter interference, a practical algorithm that is based upon the beam stop array technique and image sequence processing has been developed on a flat panel detector-based CBVCT prototype scanner. This paper presents beam stop array-based scatter correction algorithm and the evaluation results through phantom studies. The results indicate that the beam stop array-based scatter correction algorithm is practical and effective to reduce and correct x-ray scatter for a CBVCT imaging task.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4682, Medical Imaging 2002: Physics of Medical Imaging, (3 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.465628
Show Author Affiliations
Ruola Ning, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Xiangyang Tang, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
David L. Conover, Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4682:
Medical Imaging 2002: Physics of Medical Imaging
Larry E. Antonuk; Martin Joel Yaffe, Editor(s)

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