Frédéric Noo

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The paper describes a new accurate two-dimensional (2D) image reconstruction method consisting of two steps. In the first step, the backprojected image is formed after taking the derivative of the parallel projection data. In the second step, a Hilbert filtering is applied along certain lines in the differentiated backprojection (DBP) image. Formulae for(More)
This work is concerned with 2D image reconstruction from fan-beam projections. It is shown that exact and stable reconstruction of a given region-of-interest in the object does not require all lines passing through the object to be measured. Complete (non-truncated) fan-beam projections provide sufficient information for reconstruction when 'every line(More)
This paper investigates 3D image reconstruction from truncated cone-beam (CB) projections acquired with a helical vertex path. First, we show that a rigorous derivation of Grangeat's formula for truncated projections leads to a small additional term compared with previously published similar formulations. This correction term is called the boundary term.(More)
This paper is about helical cone-beam reconstruction using the exact filtered backprojection formula recently suggested by Katsevich (2002a Phys. Med. Biol. 47 2583-97). We investigate how to efficiently and accurately implement Katsevich's formula for direct reconstruction from helical cone-beam data measured in two native geometries. The first geometry is(More)
Based on the concept of differentiated backprojection (DBP) (Noo et al 2004 Phys. Med. Biol. 49 3903, Pan et al 2005 Med. Phys. 32 673, Defrise et al 2006 Inverse Problems 22 1037), this paper shows that the solution to the interior problem in computed tomography is unique if a tiny a priori knowledge on the object f(x, y) is available in the form that f(x,(More)
This paper describes a flexible new methodology for accurate cone beam reconstruction with source positions on a curve (or set of curves). The inversion formulas employed by this methodology are based on first backprojecting a simple derivative in the projection space and then applying a Hilbert transform inversion in the image space. The local nature of(More)
This paper presents a new algorithm for the long-object problem in helical cone-beam (CB) computerized tomography (CT). This problem consists in reconstructing a region-of-interest (ROI) bounded by two given transaxial slices, using axially truncated CB projections corresponding to a helix segment long enough to cover the ROI, but not long enough to cover(More)
The case of incomplete tomographic data for a compactly supported attenuation function is studied. When the attenuation function is a priori known in a subregion, we show that a reduced set of measurements is enough to uniquely determine the attenuation function over all the space. Furthermore, we found stability estimates showing that reconstruction can be(More)
This paper is about calibration of cone-beam (CB) scanners for both x-ray computed tomography and single-photon emission computed tomography. Scanner calibration refers here to the estimation of a set of parameters which fully describe the geometry of data acquisition. Such parameters are needed for the tomographic reconstruction step. The discussion is(More)
In this paper, we present reconstruction results from helical cone-beam CT data, obtained using a simple and fast algorithm, which we call the CB-SSRB algorithm. This algorithm combines the single-slice rebinning method of PET imaging with the weighting schemes of spiral CT algorithms. The reconstruction is approximate but can be performed using 2D(More)