Contrast enhancement and artifact reduction for projected index computed tomography


Journal Article

The projected index computed tomography (PICT) imaging modality provides a computationally reconstructed image of optical index of refraction that is free from spatial distortions. Current implementation using standard filtered backprojection techniques contain linear artifacts resulting from beam path refraction at boundaries with a significant index change. We present the implementation of a least-squares solution whereby every projection datum is assigned a confidence weight, affecting the magnitude of its inclusion into the reconstructed image. The algorithm is shown to significantly reduce artifacts, hence increasing system sensitivity while maintaining spatial accuracy. ©2004 IEEE.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zysk, AM; Marks, DL; Carney, PS; Boppart, SA

Published Date

  • December 1, 2004

Published In

  • 2004 2nd Ieee International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: Macro to Nano

Volume / Issue

  • 2 /

Start / End Page

  • 1099 - 1102

Citation Source

  • Scopus