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Discrete Tomography

Foundations, Algorithms, and Applications

Herman, Gabor T., Kuba, Attila (Eds.)

1999, XXII, 479 p.

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The visualization, construction, and reconstruction of multidimensional images are of intense interest in science and engineering today, and discrete tomography—which deals with the special case in which the object to be reconstructed has a small number of possible values—offers some significant new analytical and computational tools.

Discrete Tomography: Foundations, Algorithms, and Applications provides a critical survey of new methods, algorithms, and select applications that are the foundations of multidimensional image construction and reconstruction. The survey chapters, written by leading international authorities, are self-contained adn present the latest research and results in the field. The book covers three main areas: important theoretical results, available algorithms to utilize for reconstruction, and key applications where new results are indicative of greater utility. Following a thorough historical overview of the field, the book provides a journey through the various mathematical and computational problems of discrete tomography. This is followed by a section on numerous algorithmic techniques that can be used to achieve real reconstructions from image projections.

Topics and Features:

* historical overview and summary chapter

* uniqueness and complexity in discrete tomography

* probabilistic modeling  of discrete images

* binary tomography using Gibb priors

* discrete tomography on the 3-D torus and crystals

* binary steering

* 3-D tomographic reconstruction from sparse radiographic data

* symbolic projections

The book is an essential resource for the latest developments and tools in discrete tomography. Professionals, researchers, and practitioners in mathematics, computer imaging, scientific visualization, computer engineering, and multidimensional image processing will find the book an authoritative guide and reference to current research, methods, and applications.


Content Level » Research

Keywords » 3-D torus - bayesian methods - binary tomography - computer imaging - diffuse planar tomography - discrete images - electron microscopy - image processing - image projections - multidimensional image processing - multidimensional images - nonbinary iterative algorithms - orthogonal projections - radiographic data - symbolic projections

Related subjects » Birkhäuser Computer Science - Birkhäuser Engineering

Table of contents 

Preface Contributors Part I. Foundations Discrete Tomography: A Historical Overview \ Attila Kuba, Gabor T. Herman Sets of Uniqueness and Additivity in Integer Lattices \ Peter C. Fishburn, Lawrence A. Shepp Tomopgraphic Equivalence and Switching Operations \ T. Yung Kong, Gabor T. Herman Uniqueness and Complexity in Discrete Tomography \ Richard J. Gardner, Peter Gritzmann Reconstruction of Plane Figures from Two Projections \ Akira Kaneko, Lei Huang Reconstruction of Two-Valued Functions and Matrices \ Attila Kuba Reconstruction of Connected Sets from Two Projections \ Alberto Del Lungo, Maurice Nivat Part II. Algorithms Binary Tomography Using Gibbs Priors \ Samuel Matej, Avi Vardi, Gabor T. Herman, Eilat Vardi Probabilistic Modeling of Discrete Images \ Michael T. Chan, Gabor T. Herman, Emanuel Levitan Multiscale Bayesian Methods for Discrete Tomography \ Thomas Frese, Charles A. Bouman, Ken Sauer An Algebraic Solution for Discrete Tomography \ Andrew E. Yagle Binary Steering of Nonbinary Iterative Algorithms \ Yair Censor, Samuel Matej Reconstruction of Binary Images via the EM Algorithm \ Yehuda Vardi, Cun-Hui Zhang Part III. Applications CT-Assisted Engineering and Manufacturing \ Jolyon A. Browne, Mathew Koshy 3D Reconstruction from Sparse Radiographic Data \ James Sachs, Jr., Ken Sauer Heart Chamber Reconstruction from Biplane Angiography \ Dietrich G.W. Onnasch, Guido P.M. Prause Discrete Tomography in Electron Microscopy \ J.M. Carazo, C.O. Sorzano, E. Rietzel, R. Schröder, R. Marabini Tomopgraphy on the 3D-Torus and Crystals \ Pablo M. Salzberg, Raul Figueroa A Recursive Algorithm for Diffuse Planar Tomography \ Sarah K. Patch From Orthogonal Projections to Symbolic Projections \ Shi-KuoChang Index

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