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New Genetic Operators in the Fly Algorithm: Application to Medical PET Image Reconstruction

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New Genetic Operators in the Fly Algorithm: Application to Medical PET Image Reconstruction
Abstract. This paper presents an evolutionary approach for image reconstruction in positron emission tomography (PET). Our reconstruction method is based on a cooperative coevolution strategy (also called Parisian evolution): the "fly algorithm". Each fly is a 3D point that mimics a positron emitter. The flies' position is progressively optimised using evolutionary computing to closely match the data measured by the imaging system. The performance of each fly is assessed using a "marginal evaluation" based on the positive or negative contribution of this fly to the performance of the population. Using this property, we propose a "thresholded-selection" method to replace the classical tournament method. A mitosis operator is also proposed. It is triggered to automatically increase the population size when the number of flies with negative fitness becomes too low.
Franck Patrick Vidal, Jean Louchet, Jean-Marie Roc
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where EVOW
Authors Franck Patrick Vidal, Jean Louchet, Jean-Marie Rocchisani, Evelyne Lutton
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