Prostate Implant Reconstruction with Discrete Tomography
We developed a discrete tomography method for prostate implant reconstructions using only a limited number of X-ray projection images. A 3D voxel volume is reconstructed by back-projection and using distance maps generated from the projection images. The true seed locations are extracted from the voxel volume while false positive seeds are eliminated using a novel optimal geometry coverage model. The attractive feature of our method is that it does not require exact seed segmentation of the X-ray images and it yields near 100% correct reconstruction from only six images with an average reconstruction accuracy of 0.86 mm (std=0.46mm).
KeywordsProjection Image Seed Region Greedy Search Prostate Brachytherapy Discrete Tomography
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