X-ray micro-tomography systems often suffer from high levels of noise. In particular, severe ring artifacts are common in reconstructed images, caused by defects in the detector, calibration errors, and fluctuations producing streak noise in the raw sinogram data. Furthermore, the projections commonly contain high levels of Poissonian noise arising from the photon-counting detector. This work presents a 3-D multiscale framework for streak attenuation through a purposely designed collaborative filtering of correlated noise in volumetric data. A distinct multiscale denoising step for attenuation of the Poissonian noise is further proposed. By utilizing the volumetric structure of the projection data, the proposed fully automatic procedure offers improved feature preservation compared with 2-D denoising and avoids artifacts which arise from individual filtering of sinograms.
- Jufo-taso 2
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics