Metal Artefact Reduction by Least-Squares Penalized-Likelihood Reconstruction with a Fast Polychromatic Projection Model

We consider penalized-likelihood reconstruction for X-ray computed tomography of objects that contain small metal structures. To reduce the beam hardening artefacts induced by these structures, we derive the reconstruction algorithm from a projection model that takes into account the photon emission spectrum and nonlinear variation of attenuation to photon energy. This algorithm requires excessively long … Read more

On the Stopping Criterion for Numerical Methods Used to Solve Linear Systems with Additive Gaussian Noise

We consider the inversion of a linear operator with centered Gaussian white noise by MAP estimation with a Gaussian prior distribution on the solution. The actual estimator is computed approximately by a numerical method. We propose a relation between the stationarity measure of this approximate solution to the mean square error of the exact solution. … Read more