Banding artifact reduction for cardiac CT

Zhihui Sun, William P. Segars, Elliot K. Fishman, Jeffrey A. Brinker, Katsuyuki Taguchi

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One of problems with the current cardiac CT imaging is the banding artifacts, i.e., horizontal shifts in multiplanar reformatted (MPR) or three-dimensional (3-D) images. In this work, we propose a novel gating method that does not rely on electro-cardiogram but uses the similarity of image pixel values of heart images. Moreover, the proposed method optimizes the cardiac phase on a local basis. Evaluations with 10 patient data sets showed the substantial reduction of banding artifacts as well as the improved consistency in anatomical structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: Oct 19 2008Oct 25 2008

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
ISSN (Print)1095-7863


Other2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008


  • Banding artifact
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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