Huaiqun Guan

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We separately applied three different projection access orders (the multilevel scheme (MLS), the sequence access scheme (SAS) and the random permutation scheme (RPS)) to the algebraic reconstruction technique (ART) in an attempt to improve low-contrast object detection in computed tomography (CT). We used both simulated (from various numbers of projections(More)
Tetrahedron beam computed tomography (TBCT) performs volumetric imaging using a stack of fan beams generated by a multiple pixel X-ray source. While the TBCT system was designed to overcome the scatter and detector issues faced by cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), it still suffers the same large cone angle artifacts as CBCT due to the use of approximate(More)
PURPOSE To improve the image contrast-to-noise (CNR) ratio for low-Z target megavoltage cone-beam CT (MV CBCT) using a statistical projection noise suppression algorithm based on the penalized weighted least-squares (PWLS) criterion. METHODS Projection images of a contrast phantom, a CatPhan(®) 600 phantom and a head phantom were acquired by a Varian(More)
A positioning QA procedure for Varian's 2D/2D (kV/MV) and 3D/3D (planCT/CBCT) matching was developed. The procedure was to check: (1) the coincidence of on-board imager (OBI), portal imager (PI), and cone beam CT (CBCT)'s isocenters (digital graticules) to a linac's isocenter (to a pre-specified accuracy); (2) that the positioning difference detected by(More)
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