In this paper, a novel transform-based method of reconstruction of three-dimensional (3-D) positron emission tomography (PET) images is proposed. The proposed method is based on the concept of the non-traditional tensor form of representation of the 3-D image with respect to the 3-D discrete Fourier transform (DFT). Such representation uses a minimal number of projections. The proposed algorithms are described in detail for an image (<i>N</i> × <i>N</i> × <i>N</i>), where <i>N</i> is a power of two. The paired transform is defined completely by projections along the discrete grid nested on the image domain. The measurement data set containing specified projections of the 3-D image are generated according to the tensor representation and the proposed algorithm is tested on the data. The algorithm for selecting a required number of projections is described. This algorithm allows the user to select the projections that contain the maximum information and automatically selects the rest of the projections, so that there is no redundancy in the spectral information of the projections.
The integer-to-integer discrete cosine and other unitary transforms become popular in recent years in such applications as lossless image coding, mobile computing, filter banks, and other areas. In this paper, we present new matrix representations of the reversible integer discrete cosine transforms (IDCT) that are based on the canonical representation and floor function. A new concept of the kernel integer discrete cosine transform is introduced, that allows us to reduce the calculation of the IDCT of type II to the kernel IDCT with a fewer operations of multiplication and floor function. The application of the kernel IDCT is described for calculation of the eight-point IDCT of type II, when seven multiplications and seven floor functions can be saved. The parameterized two-point DCT of type IV and its particular case that requires two operations of multiplication, four additions, and two floor functions are presented. The golden two-point DCT that minimizes the error of the cosine transform approximation by the IDCT is also considered. Application of the kernel DCT for calculating the eight-point IDCT results in the saving of twelve multiplications and twelve floor functions, when considered the decomposition of the transform by the Walsh-Hadamard transform.