Image reconstruction for the circle-and-arc trajectory
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Phys. Med. Biol.
CONE-BEAM CT; FILTERED BACKPROJECTION; INVERSION ALGORITHM; COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY; PI-LINES; ACQUISITION; GEOMETRY; Engineering, Biomedical; Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
Proposed is an exact shift-invariant filtered backprojection algorithm for the circle-and-arc trajectory. The algorithm has several important features. First, it allows for the circle to be incomplete. Second, axial truncation of the cone beam data is allowed. Third, the length of the arc is determined only by the region of interest and is independent of the size of the entire object. The algorithm is quite flexible and can be used for even more general trajectories that consist of several circular segments and arcs. The algorithm applies also in the case when the circle (or, circles) is complete. A numerical experiment with the clock phantom demonstrated good image quality.
Physics in Medicine and Biology
"Image reconstruction for the circle-and-arc trajectory" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5330.