poly-DART: A discrete algebraic reconstruction technique for polychromatic X-ray CT

Nathanaël Six, Jan De Beenhouwer, Jan Sijbers
2019 Optics Express  
The discrete algebraic reconstruction technique (DART) is a tomographic method to reconstruct images from X-ray projections in which prior knowledge on the number of object materials is exploited. In monochromatic X-ray CT (e.g., synchrotron), DART has been shown to lead to high-quality reconstructions, even with a low number of projections or a limited scanning view. However, most X-ray sources are polychromatic, leading to beam hardening effects, which significantly degrade the performance of
more » ... the performance of DART. In this work, we propose a new discrete tomography algorithm, poly-DART, that exploits sparsity in the attenuation values using DART and simultaneously accounts for the polychromatic nature of the X-ray source. The results show that poly-DART leads to a vastly improved segmentation on polychromatic data obtained from Monte Carlo simulations as well as on experimental data, compared to DART.
doi:10.1364/oe.27.033670 pmid:31878430 fatcat:gasiy37cvvaadl6a2yhry66dbm