Simultaneous reconstruction and registration algorithm for limited view transmission tomography using a multiple cluster approximation to the joint histogram with an anatomical prior.
Van de Sompel D., Brady M.
We develop a novel simultaneous reconstruction and registration algorithm for limited view transmission tomography. We derive a cost function using Bayesian probability theory, and propose a similarity metric based on the explicit modeling of the joint histogram as a sum of bivariate clusters. The resulting algorithm shows a robust mitigation of the data insufficiency problem in limited view tomography. To our knowledge, our work represents the first attempt to incorporate non-registered, multimodal anatomical priors into limited view transmission tomography by using joint histogram based similarity measures.