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Considering the characteristics of the X-ray microscope system being developed at SUNY at Buffalo and the limitations of available cone-beam reconstruction algorithms, a general cone-beam reconstruction algorithm and several special versions of it are proposed and validated by simulation. The cone-beam algorithm allows various scanning loci, handles(More)
Bioluminescence tomography (BLT) is used to localize and quantify bioluminescent sources in a small living animal. By advancing bioluminescent imaging to a tomographic framework, it helps to diagnose diseases, monitor therapies and facilitate drug development. In this paper, we establish a direct linear relationship between measured surface photon density(More)
We introduce a general iterative scheme for image reconstruction based on Landweber's method. In our configuration, a sequential block-iterative (SeqBI) version can be readily formulated from a simultaneous block-iterative (SimBI) version, and vice versa. This provides a mechanism to derive new algorithms from known ones. It is shown that some widely used(More)
Computed tomography (CT) has been extensively studied for years and widely used in the modern society. Although the filtered back-projection algorithm is the method of choice by manufacturers, efforts are being made to revisit iterative methods due to their unique advantages, such as superior performance with incomplete noisy data. In 1984, the simultaneous(More)
While conventional wisdom is that the interior problem does not have a unique solution, by analytic continuation we recently showed that the interior problem can be uniquely and stably solved if we have a known sub-region inside a region of interest (ROI). However, such a known sub-region is not always readily available, and it is even impossible to find in(More)
In this paper, we describe ChucK - a programming language and programming model for writing precisely timed, concurrent audio synthesis and multimedia programs. Precise concurrent audio programming has been an unsolved (and ill-defined) problem. ChucK provides a concurrent programming model that solves this problem and significantly enhances designing,(More)
Although diagnostic medical imaging provides enormous benefits in the early detection and accuracy diagnosis of various diseases, there are growing concerns on the potential side effect of radiation induced genetic, cancerous and other diseases. How to reduce radiation dose while maintaining the diagnostic performance is a major challenge in the computed(More)
In the medical imaging field, discrete gradient transform (DGT) is widely used as a sparsifying operator to define the total variation (TV). Recently, TV minimization has become a hot topic in image reconstruction and is usually implemented using the steepest descent method (SDM). Since TV minimization with the SDM takes a long computational time, here we(More)