Image reconstruction of reflectivity from short scan data

Xiaochuan Pan, Yu Zou, Mark A. Anastasio

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In reflectivity tomography, a weakly reflecting object that is immersed in an acoustically homogeneous background medium is interrogated with an infinitesimally short ultrasonic pulse and the corresponding reflected signal is measured at the source location as a function of time. The goal of reflectivity tomography is to reconstruct a function that describes the reflectivity of an inhomogeneous object, from knowledge of the reflected signal measured at different source-receiver positions. In this work, we identify symmetries in the reflectivity tomography data function and demonstrated that they can be exploited to reduce the amount of data that needs to be measured in order to accurately reconstruct the reflectivity function, propose and numerically investigate reconstruction algorithms for reconstructing the reflectivity function from a π-scheme data set.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2002 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2002 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)078037584X
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2002 - Washington, United States
Duration: Jul 7 2002Jul 10 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
ISSN (Print)1945-7928
ISSN (Electronic)1945-8452


OtherIEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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