Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Chen, Ying


Digital tomosynthesis is a novel three-dimensional imaging technology that utilizes limited number of X-ray projection images to improve the diagnosis and detection of lesions. In recent years, tomosynthesis has been used in a variety of clinical applications such as dental imaging, angiography, chest imaging, bone imaging, and breast imaging. The goal of our research is to develop a framework to enable flexible optimization and comparison of image reconstruction and imaging configurations.




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