The Role of Discretization in X-Ray CT ReconstructionMS47

Discretization—representing a continuous-time function or operation with a discrete-time one—is unavoidable in solving inverse problems. In X-ray computed tomography (CT) reconstruction, the classical algorithm handles discretization "at the end". Modern approaches discretize "in the middle" or "at the beginning". In this talk, I will show how the latter provides algorithms that are mathematically rigorous and implementable. I will also discuss the choice of the basis function among pixels, B-splines, box splines, Kaiser-Bessel windows, and sincs.

This presentation is part of Minisymposium “MS47 - Splines in Imaging (3 parts)
organized by: Carolina Beccari (Dept. Mathematics, University of Bologna) , Virginie Uhlmann (EPFL, Lausanne) , Michael Unser (EPFL, Lausanne) .

Michael McCann (EPFL)
computed tomography, image reconstruction, image representation, inverse problems