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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2628–2636

An extension of Quasi-One-Dimensional Tomography

T. E. Gureyev and R. Evans  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2628-2636 (1998)

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A method for rapid limited-angle tomography is suggested thatallows the reconstruction of density distribution in hardwood sampleswith high accuracy and spatial resolution from only a few x-rayprojections. The sparsity of the experimental x-ray data iscompensated by incorporation of a priori knowledge aboutgeneric wood macrostructure, as well as some morphological informationobtainable from optical images of the sample surface, in themathematical framework of the tomographic analysis. Numerical testsof the proposed method confirm its potential as a practical techniquefor nondestructive testing of trees for scientific and industrialpurposes. It can also be useful for the analysis of other types ofobject with an underlying layered structure.

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OCIS Codes
(100.1830) Image processing : Deconvolution
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(110.6960) Imaging systems : Tomography
(120.4290) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Nondestructive testing
(170.6960) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tomography

T. E. Gureyev and R. Evans, "An extension of Quasi-One-Dimensional Tomography," Appl. Opt. 37, 2628-2636 (1998)

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  8. Consider the simplest example of uniform density ρc(x, y) ≡ C. Obviously, ρc(x, y) can be described by a 1D+ model with the uniform 1D density g(s) ≡ C and arbitrary structure angle f(s).
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  10. It is a frequent feature of hardwood species that the regions of rapid density variation near the boundaries of growth rings are free from vessel elements.

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