2D Versus 3D Total Variation Minimization in Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Ertas M., Akan A., Yıldırım İ., DİNLER A., Kamasak M.

IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques (IST), Macau, China, 16 - 18 September 2015, pp.297-300 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/ist.2015.7294553
  • City: Macau
  • Country: China
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-300
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Total variation (TV) minimization has become an important tool for the sparse image reconstruction. In this study a realistic 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) data was reconstructed and compared using two different forms of TV: (i) 2D reconstruction by applying TV layer by layer (ii) 3D reconstruction of the entire data. It can be assumed that a 3D reconstruction should perform better. However, in real DBT the resolution in z direction is about 10-15 times lower than the resolution in x-y plane. This study investigates the performance of the reconstruction when a TV term in z direction is added into the cost function of TV minimization.