Correction for spectral artifacts in cross sectional reconstruction from x rays

William D. Mcdavid, Robert G. Waggener, William H. Payne, Michael J. Dennis

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A monoenergetic response correction is described which, along with adequate filtration, may be used to remove the spectral shift artifact encountered in three dimensional reconstruction from x rays. Reconstructions were carried out by means of a convolution algorithm for simulated data using this method. These are compared with reconstructions obtained using fixed length water bath scans as a remedy for the special artifact. These studies suggest that the spectral artifact can be successfully eliminated from computerized cross sectional scans without resorting to the use of the water bath while, at the same time, improving quantum statistics and/or permitting operation at a lower tube current.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-57
Number of pages4
JournalMedical physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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