1 April 2016 Iterative CT reconstruction using coordinate descent with ordered subsets of data
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Image reconstruction based on iterative minimization of a penalized weighted least-square criteria has become an important topic of research in X-ray computed tomography. This topic is motivated by increasing evidence that such a formalism may enable a significant reduction in dose imparted to the patient while maintaining or improving image quality. One important issue associated with this iterative image reconstruction concept is slow convergence and the associated computational effort. For this reason, there is interest in finding methods that produce approximate versions of the targeted image with a small number of iterations and an acceptable level of discrepancy. We introduce here a novel method to produce such approximations: ordered subsets in combination with iterative coordinate descent. Preliminary results demonstrate that this method can produce, within 10 iterations and using only a constant image as initial condition, satisfactory reconstructions that retain the noise properties of the targeted image.
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F. Noo, F. Noo, K. Hahn, K. Hahn, H. Schöndube, H. Schöndube, K. Stierstorfer, K. Stierstorfer, } "Iterative CT reconstruction using coordinate descent with ordered subsets of data", Proc. SPIE 9783, Medical Imaging 2016: Physics of Medical Imaging, 97834A (1 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2217558; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2217558
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