Discrete tomography in medical imaging

Gabor T. Herman, Attila Kuba

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Discrete tomography (DT) deals with the reconstruction of a function from its projections, when the function has a known discrete range. The knowledge of the discrete range, possibly together with some prior information, can significantly reduce the number of projections required for a high-quality reconstruction. The reconstruction methods used in DT applications are usually based on some formulation as an optimization problem. This paper presents methods and results of DT based on problems of angiography, emission tomography, and electron microscopy (EM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1612-1626
Number of pages15
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003



  • Angiography
  • Discrete tomography (DT)
  • Electron microscopy (EM)
  • Emission tomography
  • Medical imaging
  • Reconstruction from projections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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