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17 September 2008 Region of interest reconstruction in x-ray fluorescence computed tomography
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X-ray fluorescence computed tomography (XFCT) is a synchrotron-based imaging modality employed for mapping the distribution of elements within slices or volumes of intact specimens. A pencil beam of external radiation is used to stimulate emission of characteristic X-rays from within a sample, which is scanned and rotated through the pencil beam in a first-generation tomographic geometry. It has long been believed that for each slice, the acquired measurement lines must span the entire object at every projection view over 180 degrees to avoid reconstructing images with so-called truncation artifacts. However, recent developments in tomographic reconstruction theory have overturned those long-held beliefs about minimum-data requirements and shown that it is possible to obtain exact reconstruction of ROIs from truncated projections. In this work, we show how to exploit these developments to allow for region of interest imaging in XFCT.
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Patrick J. La Rivière, Phillip Vargas, Dan Xia, and Xiaochuan Pan "Region of interest reconstruction in x-ray fluorescence computed tomography", Proc. SPIE 7078, Developments in X-Ray Tomography VI, 70780S (17 September 2008);

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