System, Method and Computer-Accessible Medium for Ultralow Dose Computed Tomography Image Reconstruction


Computer tomography (CT) currently operates at high X-ray exposure, in terms of high X-ray flux. These images provide key details into warning such as potential lung cancer in smoking patients, or even possible birth defects in children. However, there are still challenges in obtaining quality radiological images while using lower and therefore, safer levels of radiation. Thus, it may be beneficial to provide an exemplary system, method and computer-accessible medium for ultralow dose computed tomography (ULDCT) image reconstruction with pre-log shifted-Poisson model, and a texture-based MRF prior which can overcome at least some of the deficiencies.


The exemplary system, method and computer-accessible medium can provide ULDCT that can achieve the same detection rate of current systems with substantially lower radiation exposure than typical CT systems.


Less Harmful for Neighboring Cells, More Efficient


CT, Radiation, Cancer, Medical, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Devices, Clinical, Hospital, Research, Testing.

Patent Status

Patent application submitted

Stage Of Development

WO 2018/231757 A1

Licensing Potential

Development partner,Commercial partner,Licensing

Licensing Status

Available for Licensing

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Patent Information:
Case ID: R050-8925
For Information, Contact:
Donna Tumminello
Assistant Director
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Zhengrong Liang
Yuxiang Xing
Hongbing Lu
Yongfeng Gao