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


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.