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Singular-value decomposition of a tomosynthesis system

Anna Burvall, Harrison H. Barrett, Kyle J. Myers, and Christopher Dainty  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 20, pp. 20699-20711 (2010)

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Tomosynthesis is an emerging technique with potential to replace mammography, since it gives 3D information at a relatively small increase in dose and cost. We present an analytical singular-value decomposition of a tomosynthesis system, which provides the measurement component of any given object. The method is demonstrated on an example object. The measurement component can be used as a reconstruction of the object, and can also be utilized in future observer studies of tomosynthesis image quality.

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OCIS Codes
(000.1430) General : Biology and medicine
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: July 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2010
Published: September 15, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 14 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Anna Burvall, Harrison H. Barrett, Kyle J. Myers, and Christopher Dainty, "Singular-value decomposition of a tomosynthesis system," Opt. Express 18, 20699-20711 (2010)

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