In this talk we give to a short motivation and description of our contribution to the AAPM DL-Sparse-View CT Challenge (team name: “robust-and-stable”). The task is to recover breast model phantom images from limited view fanbeam measurements using data-driven reconstruction techniques. The challenge is distinctive in the sense that participants are provided with a collection of ground truth images and their noiseless, subsampled sinograms (as well as the associated limited view filtered backprojection images), but not with the actual forward model. Therefore, our approach first estimates the fanbeam geometry in a data-driven geometric calibration step. In a subsequent two-step procedure, we design an iterative end-to-end network that enables the computation of near-exact solutions.
Presented by Maximilian März