Edge preserving bowsher prior with nonlocal weighting for 3D spect reconstruction

Daniil Kazantsev*, Alexandre Bousse, Stefano Pedemonte, Simon R. Arridge, Brian F. Hutton, Sebastien Ourselin

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    Abstract

    In this study, we aim at reconstructing single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images using a Bayesian framework to incorporate anatomical information from magnetic resonance (MR) as a priori knowledge about the activity distribution. This is achieved using an anatomically-driven Bowsher prior (BP). Standard BP has the potential to obtain similar results as other state-of-the-art prior embedding techniques, although without expensive calculation demands. However, due to the suboptimal selection of similar neighbours on anatomy, BP is not able to preserve edges. In this paper, we propose a modification of the BP, which can maintain discontinuities while still allowing locally smoothing effect on the same tissue type. Furthermore, a non-local algorithm for the weights estimation is included into the modified BP in order to improve the robustness of the method to non-correlated information between activity and anatomy. Quantitative assessment of our new algorithm is performed using co-registered simulated 3D SPECT/MR data, and compared with a regular BP technique. Preliminary results demonstrate considerable improvement of the edge preserving characteristics and hot lesion detection on the overall quality of the reconstructed images.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2011 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI'11
    Pages1158-1161
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event2011 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI'11 - Chicago, IL, United States
    Duration: 30 Mar 20112 Apr 2011

    Other

    Other2011 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI'11
    CountryUnited States
    CityChicago, IL
    Period30/03/112/04/11

    Keywords

    • Anatomical prior
    • edge-preserving
    • maximum a posteriori reconstruction
    • nonlocal weighting
    • SPECT

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