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Reconstruction method for fluorescent X-ray computed tomography by least-squares method using singular value decomposition

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10 Author(s)
Yuasa, Tetsuya ; Fac. of Eng., Yamagata Univ., Yonezawa, Japan ; Akiba, M. ; Takeda, Tohoru ; Kazama, Masahiro
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We describe a new attenuation correction method for fluorescent X-ray computed tomography (FXCT) applied to image nonradioactive contrast materials in vivo. The principle of the FXCT imaging is that of computed tomography of the first generation. Using monochromatized synchrotron radiation from the BLNE-5A bending-magnet beam line of Tristan Accumulation Ring in KEK, Japan, we studied phantoms with the FXCT method, and we succeeded in delineating a 4-mm-diameter channel filled with a 500 μg I/ml iodine solution in a 20-mm-diameter acrylic cylindrical phantom. However, to detect smaller iodine concentrations, attenuation correction is needed. We present a correction method based on the equation representing the measurement process. The discretized equation system is solved by the least-squares method using the singular value decomposition. The attenuation correction method is applied to the projections by the Monte Carlo simulation and the experiment to confirm its effectiveness

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:44 ,  Issue: 1 )