Tomographic reconstruction from sparse-view and limited-angle data using a generative adversarial network

Ishak Ayad, Cécilia Tarpau, Javier Cebeiro, Mai K. Nguyen

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Limited-angle and sparse-view computed tomography have been widely used to shorten the acquisition time in medical imaging and to offer the possibility of scanning large objects. However, this is a severely ill-posed inverse problem due to missing data. In these scenarios, the well-known filtered back-projection reconstruction technique exhibits severe artifacts and degradation. Recently, deep learning methods have demonstrated impressive performance in computer vision (denoising, classification, etc.) but it frequently fails to solve both limited-angle and sparse-view reconstruction. Inspired by the high performance of GAN-based image-to-image translation methods, we investigate a patchGAN as a solution to the reconstruction problem mapping data (Radon space) into the image domain. The generator is made of a V-net where the reconstruction in the sense of a least-squares minimization is carried out at different scales in the encoder path and linked with the decoder path by skip connections. The discriminator uses both information from the image and projection data domains. The proposed method gives promising reconstruction results from data acquired with a limited angular range covering only 110 degrees (instead of 180 degrees), as well as for sparse-view data with 10 degrees of sampling step. Moreover, different reconstruction results show that the method is able to reconstruct images from sparse and limited angular range data at the same time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Conference on Signal-Image Technology & Internet-Based Systems 2022
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781665464956
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2023


  • computed tomography (CT)
  • generative adversarial networks (GAN)
  • hybrid representations
  • image reconstruction
  • inverse problem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Media Technology


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