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A Nonlinear Least Squares Method for Solving the Joint Reconstruction and Registration Problem in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Yang, G; Hipwell, JH; Hawkes, DJ; Arridge, SR; (2012) A Nonlinear Least Squares Method for Solving the Joint Reconstruction and Registration Problem in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis. In: Xie, JXH, (ed.) Proceedings of Medical Image Understanding and Analysis 2012. (pp. 87 - 92). Department of Computer Science, Swansea University: Swansea, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) offers potential insight into the fine details of normal fibroglandular tissues and abnormal lesions, e.g., masses and micro-calcifications associated with breast cancer, by the production of a pseudo-3D image. In addition, it avoids the superposition, which is usually found in X-ray mammography, with a comparable radiation dose. Algorithms to aid the human observer process DBT data sets involve two key tasks: reconstruction and registration. In established medical image modalities these tasks are normally performed sequentially; the images are reconstructed and then registered. In this paper, we hypothesise that, for DBT in particular, combining the optimisation processes of reconstruction and registration into a single algorithm will offer satisfactory for both tasks. Based on this hypothesis, we have devised a mathematical framework to combine these two tasks, and have implemented both affine and non-linear B-spline registration transformation models as plug-ins. By applying our algorithm to various simulated data, we demonstrate the success of our method in terms of both reconstruction fidelity and in the registration accuracy of the recovered transformations.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: A Nonlinear Least Squares Method for Solving the Joint Reconstruction and Registration Problem in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
ISBN: 1901725456
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://miua2012.swansea.ac.uk/index.php?n=Site.Pro...
Language: English
Additional information: © British Machine Vision Association July 2012 Accepted as Oral Presentation 16th Conference on Medical Image Understanding and Analysis held at Swansea University 09 - 11 Jul 2012
Keywords: Image reconstruction, Image registration, Digital breast tomosynthesis, Limited angle tomography, Inverse problem, Fully coupled optimisation, Decoupled approach
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1356450
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