Three-dimensional anisotropic regularization for limited angle tomography

C. F. Isernhagen, D. Schäfer, M. Grass, T. M. Buzug


Limited angle tomography is a challenging task in medical imaging. Due to practical limitations during the image acquisition, the sinogram is recorded incompletely and thus the quality of the reconstruction is deteriorated by streak artifacts. These artifacts are characterized by fast changes of the local intensity gradients and increase the total variation (TV). Generally, an energy functional is optimized which leads to a minimized Total Variation Minimization (TVM). As an outcome, noise and artifacts are reduced while edges are preserved. Anyway, often the orientation of the streak artifacts is not considered at all. Therefore, anisotropic regularization is used to reduce noise and distortions under specific directions.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Directions in Biomedical Engineering
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)283-285
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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