Modelling the Siemens SOMATOM Sensation 64 Multi-Slice CT (MSCT) Scanner

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Reconstructing large volumetric 3D images with minimal radiation dosage exposure with reduced scanning time has been one of the main objectives in the advancement of CT development. One of its advancement is the introduction of multi-slice arc detector geometry from a cone-beam source in third generation scanners. In solving this complex geometry, apart from the known vast computations in CT image reconstruction due to large CT images, iterative reconstruction methods are preferred compared to analytic methods due to its flexibility in image reconstruction. A scanner of interest that has this type of geometry is the Siemens SOMATOM Sensation 64 Multi-Slice CT (MSCT) Scanner, which has a total of 32 slices with 672 detector elements on each slice. In this paper, the scanner projection is modelled via the intersecting lengths between each ray (exhibited from the source to the detector elements) with the scanned image voxels, which are evaluated using the classical Siddon's algorithm to generate the system matrix, H. This is a prerequisite to perform various iterative reconstruction methods, which involves solving the inverse problem arising from the linear equation: S = H• I; where S is the projections produced from the image, I. Due to the 'cone-beam geometry' along the z-axis, the effective field-of-view (FOV) with voxel dimensions (0.4x0.4x0.4) mm3 is 512x512x32 voxels. The scanner model is demonstrated by reconstructing an image from simulated projections using the analytic Feldkamp-Davis-Kress (FDK) method against basic iterative image reconstruction methods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012012
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume851
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2017

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image reconstruction
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radiation dosage
linear equations
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rays
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Modelling the Siemens SOMATOM Sensation 64 Multi-Slice CT (MSCT) Scanner. / Amin, A. T.Mohd; Abd Rahni, Ashrani Aizzuddin.

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