On the Blurring of the Funk-Radon Transform in Q-Ball Imaging

  title={On the Blurring of the Funk-Radon Transform in Q-Ball Imaging},
  author={Antonio Trist{\'a}n-Vega and Santiago Aja-Fern{\'a}ndez and Carl-Fredrik Westin},
  journal={Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention},
  volume={12 Pt 2},
One known issue in Q-Ball imaging is the blurring in the radial integral defining the Orientation Distribution Function of fiber bundles, due to the computation of the Funk-Radon Transform (FRT). Three novel techniques to overcome this problem are presented, all of them based upon different assumptions about the behavior of the attenuation signal outside the sphere densely sampled from HARDI data sets. A systematic study with synthetic data has been carried out to show that the FRT blurring is… CONTINUE READING