Limited-angle tomography applied to biological objects


  • Wojciech Krauze Warsaw University of Technology
  • Małgorzata Kujawińska Warsaw University of Technology



Optical limited-angle tomography is strongly required in biological applications, as often there is an access to projections gathered from a small angle range. Choosing a reconstruction algorithm among many available is always a tradeoff between speed of calculation and quality of reconstruction. In this paper we present the studies how the a priori information about object’s geometry influences efficiency of the Data Replenishment Algorithm. The analysis is based on tomographic reconstruction of real biological cell of human malignant lymphoma.

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How to Cite

Krauze, W., & Kujawińska, M. (2013). Limited-angle tomography applied to biological objects. Photonics Letters of Poland, 5(4), pp. 149–151. lett. pl.v5i4.461