We report a new type of moiré pattern caused by inhomogeneous detector sensitivity in computed tomography. Defects in one or a few detector bins or miscalibrated detectors induce well-known ring artifacts. When detector sensitivity is not homogenous over all detector bins, these ring artifacts occur everywhere as distributed rings in reconstructed images and may cause a moiré pattern when combined with insufficient view sampling, which induces a noise-like pattern or a subtle texture in the reconstructed images. Complete correction of the inhomogeneity in detectors can remove the pattern and improve image quality. This paper describes several properties of moiré patterns caused by detector sensitivity inhomogeneity.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics