Recent Advances in X-ray Cone-beam Computed Laminography

Neil S. O'Brien, Richard P. Boardman, Ian Sinclair, Thomas Blumensath
2016 Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology  
X-ray computed tomography is a well established volume imaging technique used routinely in medical diagnosis, industrial non-destructive testing, and a wide range of scientific fields. Traditionally, computed tomography uses scanning geometries with a single axis of rotation together with reconstruction algorithms specifically designed for this setup. Recently * corresponding author; email, tel: +44(0)2380593468, fax: +44(0)2380593016 † ‡ §
more » ... 1 there has however been increasing interest in more complex scanning geometries. These include so called X-ray computed laminography systems capable of imaging specimens with large lateral dimensions, or large aspect ratios, neither of which are well suited to conventional CT scanning procedures. Developments throughout this field have thus been rapid, including the introduction of novel system trajectories, the application and refinement of various reconstruction methods, and the use of recently developed computational hardware and software techniques to accelerate reconstruction times. Here we examine the advances made in the last several years and consider their impact on the state of the art.
doi:10.3233/xst-160581 pmid:27341626 fatcat:slpzg4ufzrd6romm2iy556fcfq