A general scheme for velocity tomography

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A general scheme for velocity tomography
With the rapid development of X-ray source and detector technologies, multi-source scanners become a hot topic in the computed tomography (CT) field, which can acquire several projections simultaneously. Aided with the electrocardiogram (ECG)-gating technique, the multi-source scanner can collect sufficient projections to reconstruct one or more specific phases of a beating heart. Hence, we are motivated to develop velocity tomography as a new dynamic imaging mode to recover the velocity field from the projections. First, we derive a velocity field constraint equation subject to the mass conservation. Then, we present a two-step general scheme to estimate the velocity field. The first step directly or indirectly computes partial derivatives. The second step iteratively determines the velocity field subject to the constraint equation and other conditions. Finally, we describe numerical experiments in the fan-beam geometry to demonstrate the correctness and utility of our scheme. r 2007...
Hengyong Yu, Ge Wang
Added 15 Dec 2010
Updated 15 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Authors Hengyong Yu, Ge Wang
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