By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators publish new report on Algorithms. According to news reporting out of Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "The Filtered Back-Projection (FBP) algorithm is the most important technique for computerized tomographic (CT) imaging, in which the ramp filter plays a key role. FBP algorithm had been derived using the continuous system model."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Capital Medical University, "However, it has to be discretized in practical applications, which necessarily produces distortion in the reconstructed images. A novel scheme is proposed to design the filters to substitute the standard ramp filter to improve the reconstruction performance for parallel beam tomography. The design scheme is presented under the discrete image model and discrete projection environment. The designs are achieved by constrained optimization procedures. The designed filter can be regarded as the optimal filter for the corresponding parameters in some ways. Some filters under given parameters (such as image size and scanning angles) have been designed. The performance evaluation of CT reconstruction shows that the designed filters are better than the ramp filter in term of some general criteria. The 2-D or 3-D FBP algorithms for fan beam tomography used in most CT systems, are obtained by modifying the FBP algorithm for parallel beam tomography."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Therefore, the designed filters can be used for fan beam tomography and have potential applications in practical CT systems."
For more information on this research see: A novel scheme to design the filter for CT reconstruction using FBP algorithm. Biomedical Engineering Online, 2013;12():50. (BioMed Central - www.biomedcentral.com/; Biomedical Engineering Online - www.biomedical-engineering-online.com)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H. Shi, School of Biomedical Engineering, Capital Medical University of China, Beijing, People's Taiwan (see also Algorithms).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Algorithms, People's Republic of China.
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