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Cone-Beam Reconstruction Using Filtered Backprojection

By Henrik Turbell


To my parents The art of medical computed tomography is constantly evolving and the last years have seen new ground breaking systems with multi-row detectors. These tomographs are able to increase both scanning speed and image quality compared to the single-row systems more commonly found in hospitals today. This thesis deals with three-dimensional image reconstruction algorithms to be used in future generations of tomographs with even more detector rows than found in current multirow systems. The first practical algorithm for three-dimensional reconstruction from conebeam projections acquired from a circular source trajectory is the FDK method. We present a novel version of this algorithm that produces images of higher quality. We also formulate a version of the FDK method that performs the backprojection in O(N 3 log N) steps instead of the O(N 4) steps traditionally required. An efficient way to acquire volumetric patient data is to use a helical sourc

Year: 2001
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