Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 545147, 7 pages
Research Article

Forming Mechanism and Correction of CT Image Artifacts Caused by the Errors of Three System Parameters

College of Information Science and Engineering, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266590, China

Received 27 January 2013; Accepted 30 March 2013

Academic Editor: Hang Joon Jo

Copyright © 2013 Ming Chen and Gang Li. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We know that three system parameters, a center of X-ray source, an isocenter, and a center of linear detectors, are very difficult to be calibrated in industrial CT system. So there are often the offset of an isocenter and the deflection of linear detectors. When still using the FBP (filtered backprojection) algorithm under this condition, CT image artifacts will happen and then can seriously affect test results. In this paper, we give the appearances and forming mechanism of these artifacts and propose the reconstruction algorithm including a deflection angle of linear detectors. The numerical experiments with simulated data have validated that our propose algorithm can correct CT images artifacts without data rebinning.