3D Image Acquisition and Image Analysis Algorithms

Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
EE/CS 3-180
Les Butler (Louisiana State University)
Given a near-perfect X-ray source, such as a synchrotron, then what are the reasonable options for image reconstruction? Back-projection reconstruction has dominated, with lambda tomography not receiving the attention it deserves. Give the computation power a the beamline, is it reasonable to perform both reconstructions so as to discern object domains and interfaces? Second, all imaging methods reach a similar bottleneck, image analysis. Here, analysis means counting domains, identifying structure, following paths. If only the yellow book (Numerical Recipes: the art of scientific computing by Press, Flannery, Teukolsky, and Vettering) had another couple of chapters on algorithms for image analysis. Today, we start writing those chapters.