Analytical formula for 2D ring artefact suppression

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  • Authors:
  • Valeriy Titarenko


Ring artefacts are the most disturbing artefacts when reconstructed volumes are segmented. A lot of effort has already been put into better X-ray optics, scintillators and detectors in order to minimize the appearance of these artefacts. However, additional processing is often required after standard flat-field correction. Several methods exist to suppress artefacts. One group of methods is based on minimization of the Tikhonov functional. An analytical formula for processing of a single sinogram was developed. In this paper a similar approach is used and a formula for processing two-dimensional projections is found. Thus suppression of ring artefacts is organized as a two-dimensional convolution of `averaged' projections with a given filter. Several approaches are discussed in order to find elements of the filter in a faster and accurate way. Examples of experimental datasets processed by the proposed method are considered.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1447-1461
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Synchrotron Radiation
Issue number6
Early online date17 Oct 2016
StatePublished - Nov 2016