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Cone-beam CT from width-truncated projections. Comput Med Imaging Graph 1996 Jan-Feb;20(1):49-57



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2-s2.0-0029763942   49 Citations


In this paper we report cone-beam CT techniques that permit reconstruction from width-truncated projections. These techniques are variants of Feldkamp's filtered backprojection algorithm and assume quasi-redundancy of ray integrals. Two methods are derived and compared. The first method involves the use of preconvolution weighting of the truncated data. The second technique performs post-convolution weighting preceded by non-zero estimation of the missing information. The algorithms were tested using the three-dimensional Shepp-Logan head phantom. The results indicate that given an appropriate amount of overscan, satisfactory reconstruction can be achieved. These techniques can be used to solve the problem of undersized detectors.

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Cho PS, Rudd AD, Johnson RH


Roger H. Johnson PhD Associate Professor in the Biophysics department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Computer Simulation
Phantoms, Imaging
Radiographic Image Enhancement
Tomography, X-Ray Computed