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Title: Iterative methods for dose reduction and image enhancement in tomography

Abstract

A system and method for creating a three dimensional cross sectional image of an object by the reconstruction of its projections that have been iteratively refined through modification in object space and Fourier space is disclosed. The invention provides systems and methods for use with any tomographic imaging system that reconstructs an object from its projections. In one embodiment, the invention presents a method to eliminate interpolations present in conventional tomography. The method has been experimentally shown to provide higher resolution and improved image quality parameters over existing approaches. A primary benefit of the method is radiation dose reduction since the invention can produce an image of a desired quality with a fewer number projections than seen with conventional methods.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1078143
Patent Number(s):
8270760
Application Number:
12/363,079
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06T - IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61B - DIAGNOSIS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-06ER46276
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Miao, Jianwei, and Fahimian, Benjamin Pooya. Iterative methods for dose reduction and image enhancement in tomography. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Miao, Jianwei, & Fahimian, Benjamin Pooya. Iterative methods for dose reduction and image enhancement in tomography. United States.
Miao, Jianwei, and Fahimian, Benjamin Pooya. Tue . "Iterative methods for dose reduction and image enhancement in tomography". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1078143.
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