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13 March 2013 Image denoising of low-radiation dose coronary CT angiography by an adaptive block-matching 3D algorithm
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Proceedings Volume 8669, Medical Imaging 2013: Image Processing; 86692G (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2006907
Event: SPIE Medical Imaging, 2013, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando Area), Florida, United States
Abstract
Our aim in this study was to optimize and validate an adaptive denoising algorithm based on Block-Matching 3D, for reducing image noise and improving assessment of left ventricular function from low-radiation dose coronary CTA. In this paper, we describe the denoising algorithm and its validation, with low-radiation dose coronary CTA datasets from 7 consecutive patients. We validated the algorithm using a novel method, with the myocardial mass from the low-noise cardiac phase as a reference standard, and objective measurement of image noise. After denoising, the myocardial mass were not statistically different by comparison of individual datapoints by the students' t-test (130.9±31.3g in low-noise 70% phase vs 142.1±48.8g in the denoised 40% phase, p= 0.23). Image noise improved significantly between the 40% phase and the denoised 40% phase by the students' t-test, both in the blood pool (p <0.0001) and myocardium (p <0.0001). In conclusion, we optimized and validated an adaptive BM3D denoising algorithm for coronary CTA. This new method reduces image noise and has the potential for improving assessment of left ventricular function from low-dose coronary CTA.
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Dongwoo Kang, Piotr Slomka, Ryo Nakazato, Jonghye Woo, Daniel S. Berman, C.-C. Jay Kuo, and Damini Dey "Image denoising of low-radiation dose coronary CT angiography by an adaptive block-matching 3D algorithm", Proc. SPIE 8669, Medical Imaging 2013: Image Processing, 86692G (13 March 2013); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2006907
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