Iterative reconstruction methods for multi-slice computed tomography

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Description

A multi-slice computed tomography imaging system is provided including a source that generates an x-ray beam and a detector array that receives the x-ray beam and generates projection data. A translatable table has an object thereon and is operable to translate in relation to the source and the detector array. The source and the detector array rotate about the translatable table to helically scan the object. An image reconstructor is electrically coupled to the detector array and reconstructs an image in response to the projection data using a computed tomography modeled iterative reconstruction technique. The iterative reconstruction technique includes determining a cross-section reconstruction vector, which approximately matches the projection data via a computed tomography model. Methods for performing the same are also provided including accounting for extended boundary regions.

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Title
  • Iterative reconstruction methods for multi-slice computed tomography

Patent Number
  • US 6907102 B2

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Inventor
  • Ken D. Sauer

  • Charles A. Bouman

  • Jean-Baptiste Thibault

  • Jiang Hsieh

Inventor From Local Institution
  • Ken D. Sauer

Other Application
  • 10/319,674

Claims
  • 22

Classification (US Patent)
  • 378/19; 378/901;

Cooperative Patent Classification codes
  • A61B 6/032 (20130101); A61B 6/4085 (20130101); A61B 6/027 (20130101); G06T 11/006 (20130101); Y10S 378/901 (20130101); G06T 2211/424 (20130101)

International Patent Classification codes
  • A61B 6/03 (20060101); A61B 006/00 ()

Language
  • eng

Date Issued
  • 2005-06-14

Publisher
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

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  • NONE

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