9 March 2017 Experimental evaluation of dual multiple aperture devices for fluence field modulated x-ray computed tomography
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Acquisition of CT images with comparable diagnostic power can potentially be achieved with lower radiation exposure than the current standard of care through the adoption of hardware-based fluence-field modulation (e.g. dynamic bowtie filters). While modern CT scanners employ elements such as static bowtie filters and tube-current modulation, such solutions are limited in the fluence patterns that they can achieve, and thus are limited in their ability to adapt to broad classes of patient morphology. Fluence-field modulation also enables new applications such as region-of-interest imaging, task specific imaging, reducing measurement noise or improving image quality. The work presented in this paper leverages a novel fluence modulation strategy that uses “Multiple Aperture Devices” (MADs) which are, in essence, binary filters, blocking or passing x-rays on a fine scale. Utilizing two MAD devices in series provides the capability of generating a large number of fluence patterns via small relative motions between the MAD filters. We present the first experimental evaluation of fluence-field modulation using a dual-MAD system, and demonstrate the efficacy of this technique with a characterization of achievable fluence patterns and an investigation of experimental projection data.
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A. J. Mathews, A. J. Mathews, G. Gang, G. Gang, R. Levinson, R. Levinson, W. Zbijewski, W. Zbijewski, S. Kawamoto, S. Kawamoto, J. H. Siewerdsen, J. H. Siewerdsen, J. W. Stayman, J. W. Stayman, } "Experimental evaluation of dual multiple aperture devices for fluence field modulated x-ray computed tomography", Proc. SPIE 10132, Medical Imaging 2017: Physics of Medical Imaging, 101322O (9 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2255677; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2255677


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