3 March 2012 Breathing motion compensated reconstruction for C-arm cone beam CT imaging: initial experience based on animal data
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C-arm based tomographic 3D imaging is applied in an increasing number of minimal invasive procedures. Due to the limited acquisition speed for a complete projection data set required for tomographic reconstruction, breathing motion is a potential source of artifacts. This is the case for patients who cannot comply breathing commands (e.g. due to anesthesia). Intra-scan motion estimation and compensation is required. Here, a scheme for projection based local breathing motion estimation is combined with an anatomy adapted interpolation strategy and subsequent motion compensated filtered back projection. The breathing motion vector is measured as a displacement vector on the projections of a tomographic short scan acquisition using the diaphragm as a landmark. Scaling of the displacement to the acquisition iso-center and anatomy adapted volumetric motion vector field interpolation delivers a 3D motion vector per voxel. Motion compensated filtered back projection incorporates this motion vector field in the image reconstruction process. This approach is applied in animal experiments on a flat panel C-arm system delivering improved image quality (lower artifact levels, improved tumor delineation) in 3D liver tumor imaging.
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D. Schäfer, D. Schäfer, M. Lin, M. Lin, P. P. Rao, P. P. Rao, R. Loffroy, R. Loffroy, E. Liapi, E. Liapi, N. Noordhoek, N. Noordhoek, P. Eshuis, P. Eshuis, A. Radaelli, A. Radaelli, M. Grass, M. Grass, J.-F. H. Geschwind, J.-F. H. Geschwind, "Breathing motion compensated reconstruction for C-arm cone beam CT imaging: initial experience based on animal data", Proc. SPIE 8313, Medical Imaging 2012: Physics of Medical Imaging, 83131D (3 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909914; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.909914


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