Persons captured in real-life scenarios are generally in non-uniform scales. However, most generally acknowledged person re-identification (Re-ID) methods lay emphasis on matching normal-scale high-resolution person images. To address this problem, the ideas of existing image reconstruction techniques are incorporated which are expected contribute to recover accurate appearance information for low-resolution person Re-ID. In specific, this paper proposes a joint deep learning approach for Scale-Adaptive person Super-Resolution and Re-identification (SASR2 ). It is for the first time that scale-adaptive learning is jointly implemented for super-resolution and re-identification without any extra post-processing process. With the super-resolution module, the high-resolution appearance information can be automatically reconstructed from scales of low-resolution person images, bringing a direct beneficial impact on the subsequent Re-ID thanks to the joint learning nature of the proposed approach. It deserves noting that SASR2 is not only simple but also flexible, since it can be adaptable to person Re-ID on both multi-scale LR and normal-scale HR datasets. A large amount of experimental analysis demonstrates that SASR2 achieves competitive performance compared with previous low-resolution Re-ID methods especially on the realistic CAVIAR dataset.
To reduce the artifacts and improve the image quality in sparse-view CT reconstruction. A novel improved GoogLeNet is proposed to reduce artifacts of the sparse-view CT reconstruction. This paper uses the residual learning for GoogLeNet to study the artifacts of sparse-view CT reconstruction, and then subtracts the artifacts obtained by learning from the sparse reconstructed images, finally recovers a clear correction image. The intensity of reconstruction using the proposed method is very close to the full-view projective image. The results indicate that the proposed method is practical and effective for reducing the artifacts and preserving the quality of the reconstructed image.
Radiological imaging and image interpretation for clinical decision making are mostly specific to each body region such as head & neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities. For automating image analysis and consistency of results, standardizing definitions of body regions and the various anatomic objects, tissue regions, and zones in them becomes essential. Assuming that a standardized definition of body regions is available, a fundamental early step needed in automated image and object analytics is to automatically trim the given image stack into image volumes exactly satisfying the body region definition. This paper presents a solution to this problem based on the concept of virtual landmarks and evaluates it on whole-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans. The method first selects a (set of) reference object(s), segments it (them) roughly, and identifies virtual landmarks for the object(s). The geometric relationship between these landmarks and the boundary locations of body regions in the craniocaudal direction is then learned through a neural network regressor, and the locations are predicted. Based on low-dose unenhanced CT images of 180 near whole-body PET/CT scans (which includes 34 whole-body PET/CT scans), the mean localization error for the boundaries of superior of thorax (TS) and inferior of thorax (TI), expressed as number of slices (slice spacing ≈ 4mm)), and using either the skeleton or the pleural spaces as reference objects, is found to be 3,2 (using skeleton) and 3, 5 (using pleural spaces) respectively, or in mm 13, 10 mm (using skeleton) and 10.5, 20 mm (using pleural spaces), respectively. Improvements of this performance via optimal selection of objects and virtual landmarks and other object analytics applications are currently being pursued.
and the skeleton and pleural spaces used as a reference objects
To reduce cupping artifacts and enhance contrast resolution in cone-beam CT (CBCT), in this paper, we introduce a new
approach which combines blind deconvolution with a level set method. The proposed method focuses on the
reconstructed image without requiring any additional physical equipment, is easily implemented on a single-scan
acquisition. The results demonstrate that the algorithm is practical and effective for reducing the cupping artifacts and
enhance contrast resolution on the images, preserves the quality of the reconstructed image, and is very robust.