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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 4 — May. 22, 2013

Fast iterative reconstruction of differential phase contrast X-ray tomograms

Masih Nilchian, Cédric Vonesch, Peter Modregger, Marco Stampanoni, and Michael Unser  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5511-5528 (2013)

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Differential phase-contrast is a recent technique in the context of X-ray imaging. In order to reduce the specimen’s exposure time, we propose a new iterative algorithm that can achieve the same quality as FBP-type methods, while using substantially fewer angular views. Our approach is based on 1) a novel spline-based discretization of the forward model and 2) an iterative reconstruction algorithm using the alternating direction method of multipliers. Our experimental results on real data suggest that the method allows to reduce the number of required views by at least a factor of four.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(110.6960) Imaging systems : Tomography
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: December 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2013
Published: February 27, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Masih Nilchian, Cédric Vonesch, Peter Modregger, Marco Stampanoni, and Michael Unser, "Fast iterative reconstruction of differential phase contrast X-ray tomograms," Opt. Express 21, 5511-5528 (2013)

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