Model-based geometric calibration for medical x-ray systems

Rick van der Maas, Johan Dries, Bram de Jager, Maarten Steinbuch

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Currently applied calibration approaches lead to satisfying 3D roadmapping overlay and 3D reconstruction accuracies; however, the required calibration times are extensive. The aim of this paper is the introduction of a novel model-based approach for geometric system calibrations, leading to a significant reduction of calibration times.
By using physical insight into the system, a physical model is derived which can be exploited to predict geometric calibrations parameters. Model-parameters are estimated using a limited set of phantom-based measurement data. Effectively, the calibration procedure is recast to a parameter identification experiment.
The potential of the proposed approach is illustrated by virtue of a benchmark object, successful reconstruction of a clinical phantom, and comparison to phantom-based accuracies.
Accurate models are required to achieve the desired accuracies. Based on the results in this work, the approach seems to be feasible for practical applications; however, to achieve all the desired specifications, future research should focus on enhanced modeling techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6170-6182
Number of pages13
JournalMedical Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2015

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