Sinogram-consistency learning in CT for metal artifact reduction

by   Hyung Suk Park, et al.

This paper proposes a sinogram consistency learning method to deal with beam-hardening related artifacts in polychromatic computerized tomography (CT). The presence of highly attenuating materials in the scan field causes an inconsistent sinogram, that does not match the range space of the Radon transform. When the mismatched data are entered into the range space during CT reconstruction, streaking and shading artifacts are generated owing to the inherent nature of the inverse Radon transform. The proposed learning method aims to repair inconsistent sinograms by removing the primary metal-induced beam-hardening factors along the metal trace in the sinogram. Taking account of the fundamental difficulty in obtaining sufficient training data in a medical environment, the learning method is designed to use simulated training data. We use a patient-type specific learning model to simplify the learning process. The quality of sinogram repair was established through data inconsistency-evaluation and acceptance checking, which were conducted using a specially designed inconsistency-evaluation function that identifies the degree and structure of mismatch in terms of projection angles. The results show that our method successfully corrects sinogram inconsistency by extracting beam-hardening sources by means of deep learning.



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