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9 May 2002 Cone-angle-dependent generalized weighting scheme for 16-slice helical CT
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Since the recent introduction of multi-slice helical computed tomography (MHCT), new clinical applications have experienced tremendous growth in recent years. MHCT offers improved volume coverage, faster scan speed, more isotropic spatial resolution, and reduced x-ray tube loading. Similar to the single slice helical CT, the projection data collected in MHCT is inherently inconsistent due to the constant table motion. In addition, cone beam effects in MHCT produce additional complexity and image artifacts. Although the cone angle is quite smaller even for the 16-slice configuration, the impact on image artifacts cannot be ignored. Many reconstruction algorithms have been proposed and investigated recently to combat image artifacts associated with the MHCT data acquisition. In this paper, we propose a cone-angle dependent generalized weighting scheme for 16-slice helical CT that allows the production of MHCT images with only 2D backprojection. The cone-angle dependency of the algorithm suppresses image artifacts due to the cone beam effect and the generalized weighting portion enables interpolation be performed with conjugate samples for the 16-slice helical dataset. With the proposed algorithm, image artifacts are significantly reduced.
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Jiang Hsieh, Yanting Dong, Piero Simoni, Thomas Toth, Christopher L. Slack, Brian Grekowicz, George Seidenschnur, and Charlie Shaughnessy "Cone-angle-dependent generalized weighting scheme for 16-slice helical CT", Proc. SPIE 4684, Medical Imaging 2002: Image Processing, (9 May 2002);

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