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Isocenter Determination from Projection Matrices of a C-Arm CBCT

  • Ahmed AmriEmail author
  • Bastian Bier
  • Jennifer Maier
  • Andreas Maier
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Part of the Informatik aktuell book series (INFORMAT)

Zusammenfassung

An accurate position of the isocenter of a cone-beam CT trajectory is mandatory for accurate image reconstruction. For analytical backprojection algorithms, it is assumed that the X-ray source moves on a perfectly circular trajectory, which is not true for most practical clinical trajectories due to mechanical instabilities. Besides, the exibility of novel robotic C-arm systems enables new trajectories where the computation of the isocenter might not be straight forward. An inaccurate isocenter position directly affects the computation of the redundancy weights and consequently affects the reconstructions immediately. In this work, we compare different methods for computing the isocenter of a non-ideal circular scan trajectory and evaluate their robustness in the presence of noise. The best results were achieved using a method based on a least-square-based fit. Furthermore, we show that an inaccurate isocenter computation can lead to artifacts in the reconstruction result. Therefore, this work highlights the importance of an accurate isocenter computation with the background of novel upcoming clinical trajectories.

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed Amri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bastian Bier
    • 1
  • Jennifer Maier
    • 1
  • Andreas Maier
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science 5, Pattern RecognitionFAU Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenDeutschland

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