Conditional Normalizing Flows for Low-Dose Computed Tomography Image Reconstruction [article]

Alexander Denker, Maximilian Schmidt, Johannes Leuschner, Peter Maass, Jens Behrmann
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Image reconstruction from computed tomography (CT) measurement is a challenging statistical inverse problem since a high-dimensional conditional distribution needs to be estimated. Based on training data obtained from high-quality reconstructions, we aim to learn a conditional density of images from noisy low-dose CT measurements. To tackle this problem, we propose a hybrid conditional normalizing flow, which integrates the physical model by using the filtered back-projection as conditioner. We
more » ... evaluate our approach on a low-dose CT benchmark and demonstrate superior performance in terms of structural similarity of our flow-based method compared to other deep learning based approaches.
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