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dc.contributor.advisorAzencott, Robert
dc.creatorChowdhury, Tasadduk 1985-
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-03T20:07:58Z
dc.date.available2018-12-03T20:07:58Z
dc.date.created2016-08
dc.date.issuedAugust 2016
dc.date.submittedAugust 2016
dc.identifier.citationPortions of this document appear in: Azencott, Robert, Bernhard G. Bodmann, Tasadduk Chowdhury, Demetrio Labate, Anando Sen, and Daniel Vera. "Region-of-Interest reconstruction from truncated cone-beam projections." arXiv preprint arXiv:1502.01114 (2015). And in: T. Chowdhury, A. Sen, and R. Azencott, "An iterative algorithm for region-of-interest reconstruction with cone-beam acquisitions on a generic source trajectory," in 13th International Meeting on Fully Three-Dimensional Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (Fully3D 2015), 2015.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/3608
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents a novel algorithm in 3D computed tomography (CT) dedicated to accurate region of interest (ROI) reconstruction from truncated cone-beam projections. Here data acquisition involves cone-beam x-ray sources positioned on any piecewise smooth 3D-curve satisfying the very generic, classical Tuy's conditions and uses only x-rays passing through the ROI. Our ROI-reconstruction algorithm implements an iterative procedure where we systematically alternate intermediary reconstructions by an exact non-truncated cone-beam inversion operator, with an effective density regularization method. We validate the accuracy of our ROI-reconstruction algorithm for a 3D Shepp-Logan phantom, a 3D image of a Mouse, and a 3D image of a human jaw, for different cone-beam acquisition curves, including the twin-orthogonal circles and the spherical spiral curve, by simulating ROI-censored cone-beam data and our iterative ROI-reconstruction for a family of spherical ROIs of various radii. The main result is that, provided the density function is sufficiently regular and the ROI radius is larger than a critical radius, our procedure converges to an $\epsilon$-accurate reconstruction of the density function within the ROI. Our extensive numerical experiments compute the critical radius for various accuracy levels $\epsilon$. These results indicate that our ROI reconstruction is a promising step towards addressing the dose-reduction problem in CT imaging.
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dc.subjectComputed tomography
dc.subjectCone-beam transform
dc.subjectRadon transform
dc.subjectInterior tomography
dc.subjectRegion-of-interest tomography
dc.subjectInverse problems
dc.titleRegion-of-Interest Reconstruction from Truncated Cone-Beam CT
dc.date.updated2018-12-03T20:07:58Z
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplineMathematics
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.departmentMathematics, Department of
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLabate, Demetrio
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBodmann, Bernhard G.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShah, Shishir Kirit
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dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.description.departmentMathematics, Department of
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


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