Methods, apparatus, and software for reconstructing an image

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Description

A method of reconstructing an image includes substantially minimizing a cost function of the form .times..times..times..times..times..function..function..function. ##EQU00001## where {circumflex over (x)} is the value of x which achieves the minimum summation, y.sub.m is an integral projection, F.sub.m(x) is an forward projection function, and S(x) is a stabilizing function, to obtain {circumflex over (x)}, and using the obtained {circumflex over (x)} to perform a multislice Computed Tomography (CT) reconstruction to generate an image.

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Title
  • Methods, apparatus, and software for reconstructing an image

Patent Number
  • US 7308071 B2

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Inventor
  • Charles A. Bouman

  • Ken D. Sauer

  • Jiang Hsieh

  • Jean-Baptiste Thibault

Inventor From Local Institution
  • Ken David Sauer

Other Application
  • 10/991,176

Prior Publication Date
  • 2006-05-18

Prior Publication Number
  • US 20060104409 A1

Claims
  • 32

Classification (US Patent)
  • 378/4; 378/901; 382/131;

Cooperative Patent Classification codes
  • A61B 6/032 (20130101); A61B 6/4085 (20130101); G06T 11/005 (20130101); Y10S 378/901 (20130101); A61B 6/027 (20130101)

International Patent Classification codes
  • A61B 6/03 (20060101)

Language
  • eng

Date Issued
  • 2007-12-11

Publisher
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Assignee
  • General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)

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