Distinguishing signal from noise has always been a major goal in probabilistic analysis of data. Such is no less the case in the field of medical imaging, where both the processes of photon emission and their rate of absorption by the body behave as random variables. We explore methods by which to extricate solid conclusions from noisy data involving an X-ray transform, long the mathematical mainstay of such tools as computed axial tomography (CAT scans). Working on the assumption of having some prior probabilities assigned to various states a body can be found in, we introduce and make rigorous an understanding of how to condition these into posterior probabilities by using the scan data.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Sciences
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Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)
Gomez, Tyler, "Filtering Problems in Stochastic Tomography" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5632.