Shan Tong

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Accurate system modeling in tomographic image reconstruction has been shown to reduce the spatial variance of resolution and improve quantitative accuracy. System modeling can be improved through analytic calculations, Monte Carlo simulations, and physical measurements. The purpose of this work is to improve clinical fully-3-D reconstruction without(More)
The addition of accurate system modeling in PET image reconstruction results in images with distinct noise texture and characteristics. In particular, the incorporation of point spread functions (PSF) into the system model has been shown to visually reduce image noise, but the noise properties have not been thoroughly studied. This work offers a systematic(More)
Dynamic PET image reconstruction is a challenging issue due to the low SNR and the large quantity of spatio-temporal data. We propose a robust state-space image reconstruction (SSIR) framework for activity reconstruction in dynamic PET. Unlike statistically-based frame-by-frame methods, tracer kinetic modeling is incorporated to provide physiological(More)
A sampled-data filtering framework is presented for cardiac motion recovery from periodic medical image sequences. Cardiac dynamics is a continuously evolving physiological process, whereas the imaging data can provide only sampled measurements at discrete time instants. Stochastic multi-frame filtering frameworks are constructed to couple the continuous(More)
A continuous-discrete filtering strategy is proposed for cardiac kinematics estimation from periodic medical image sequences. Stochastic multi-frame filtering frameworks are constructed to deal with the parameter uncertainty of the biomechanical constraining model and the noisy nature of the imaging data coordinately. For the system with continuous dynamics(More)
OBJECTIVE The phenomenon of foot binding, also known as 'lotus feet', has an enduring and influential history in China. To achieve a man-made smaller foot size, lifelong foot binding may have had adverse effects on the skeleton. We investigated bone properties in postmenopausal women with bound feet, which may provide new information for developing(More)
The addition of accurate system modeling in PET image reconstruction results in images with distinct noise texture and characteristics. In particular, the incorporation of point spread functions (PSF) into the system model has been shown to visually reduce image noise, but the noise properties have not been thoroughly studied. This work offers a systematic(More)
Quantitative and noninvasive estimation of cardiac kinematics has significant physiological and clinical implications. In this paper, a sampled-data filtering framework is presented for the recovery of cardiac motion and deformation functions from periodic medical image sequences. Cardiac dynamics is a continuously evolving physical/physiological process,(More)