Felsner L, Roser P, Maier A, Riess C (2021)
Publication Type: Journal article, Review article
Publication year: 2021
Purpose: In Talbot–Lau X-ray phase contrast imaging, the measured phase value depends on the position of the object in the measurement setup. When imaging large objects, this may lead to inhomogeneous phase contributions within the object. These inhomogeneities introduce artifacts in tomographic reconstructions of the object. Methods: In this work, we compare recently proposed approaches to correct such reconstruction artifacts. We compare an iterative reconstruction algorithm, a known operator network and a U-net. The methods are qualitatively and quantitatively compared on the Shepp–Logan phantom and on the anatomy of a human abdomen. We also perform a dedicated experiment on the noise behavior of the methods. Results: All methods were able to reduce the specific artifacts in the reconstructions for the simulated and virtual real anatomy data. The results show method-specific residual errors that are indicative for the inherently different correction approaches. While all methods were able to correct the artifacts, we report a different noise behavior. Conclusion: The iterative reconstruction performs very well, but at the cost of a high runtime. The known operator network shows consistently a very competitive performance. The U-net performs slightly worse, but has the benefit that it is a general-purpose network that does not require special application knowledge.
Felsner, L., Roser, P., Maier, A., & Riess, C. (2021). Comparison of methods for sensitivity correction in Talbot–Lau computed tomography. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11548-021-02487-x
Felsner, Lina, et al. "Comparison of methods for sensitivity correction in Talbot–Lau computed tomography." International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (2021).