A method of image reconstruction from projections is described which processes the data in polar rather than rectangular coordinates and which does not require back projection. It is based on the decomposition of the object and its shadow (set of projections) into circular harmonics or radial modulators of angular Fourier components. The radial modulators of the object may be reconstructed from those of the shadow using a space-variant system which becomes space-invariant under a coordinate transformation. Experiments using digital and optical implementations are described.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
Eric W. Hansen, "Circular harmonic image reconstruction: experiments," Appl. Opt. 20, 2266-2274 (1981)