Carsten Oliver Schirra

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Photon-counting detector technology has enabled the first experimental investigations of energy-resolved computed tomography (CT) imaging and the potential use for K-edge imaging. However, limitations in regards to detecter technology have been imposing a limit to effective count rates. As a consequence, this has resulted in high noise levels in the(More)
The development of spectral X-ray computed tomography (CT) using binned photon-counting detectors has received great attention in recent years and has enabled selective imaging of contrast agents loaded with K-edge materials. A practical issue in implementing this technique is the mitigation of the high-noise levels often present in material-decomposed(More)
The motion of the heart is a major challenge for cardiac imaging using CT. A novel approach to decrease motion blur and to improve the signal to noise ratio is motion compensated reconstruction which takes motion vector fields into account in order to correct motion. The presented work deals with the determination of local motion vector fields from high(More)
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