December  2020, 14(6): 967-983. doi: 10.3934/ipi.2020044

Optimal recovery of a radiating source with multiple frequencies along one line

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Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

2. 

NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

3. 

Technical University of Denmark, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Lyngby, Denmark

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University of Jyväskylä, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, P.O. Box 35 (MaD), FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics, P.O 68 (Pietari Kalmin katu 5), 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

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Department of Mathematical Sciences, P.O. Box 3000, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland

* Corresponding author: Tommi Brander

Received  May 2019 Revised  May 2020 Published  August 2020

We study an inverse problem where an unknown radiating source is observed with collimated detectors along a single line and the medium has a known attenuation. The research is motivated by applications in SPECT and beam hardening. If measurements are carried out with frequencies ranging in an open set, we show that the source density is uniquely determined by these measurements up to averaging over levelsets of the integrated attenuation. This leads to a generalized Laplace transform. We also discuss some numerical approaches and demonstrate the results with several examples.

Citation: Tommi Brander, Joonas Ilmavirta, Petteri Piiroinen, Teemu Tyni. Optimal recovery of a radiating source with multiple frequencies along one line. Inverse Problems & Imaging, 2020, 14 (6) : 967-983. doi: 10.3934/ipi.2020044
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References:
[1]

R. E. Alvarez and A. Macovski, Energy-selective reconstructions in X-ray computerised tomography, Physics in Medicine & Biology, 21 (1976), 733. Google Scholar

[2]

T. Brander and J. Siltakoski, Recovering a variable exponent, Preprint, URL https://arXiv.org/abs/2002.06076. Google Scholar

[3]

T. Brander and D. Winterrose, Variable exponent Calderón's problem in one dimension, Annales Academiæ Scientiarum Fennicæ, Mathematica, 44 (2019), 925–943. doi: 10.5186/aasfm.2019.4459.  Google Scholar

[4]

R. A. Brooks and G. Di Chiro, Beam hardening in X-ray reconstructive tomography, Physics in Medicine & Biology, 21 (1976), 390. doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/21/3/004.  Google Scholar

[5]

H. ChoiV. GintingF. Jafari and R. Mnatsakanov, Modified Radon transform inversion using moments, J. Inverse Ill-Posed Probl, 28 (2020), 1-15.  doi: 10.1515/jiip-2018-0090.  Google Scholar

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[7]

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[8]

N. Eldredge, Closure of Polynomials of A Function in $L^2$, MathOverflow, 2018, URL https://mathoverflow.net/a/292978/1445 Google Scholar

[9]

D. V. Finch, The attenuated X-ray transform: Recent developments, in Inside Out: Inverse Problems and Applications, Math. Sci. Res. Inst. Publ., 47, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, (2003), 47–66.  Google Scholar

[10]

D. Gourion and D. Noll, The inverse problem of emission tomography, Inverse Problems, 18 (2002), 1435-1460.  doi: 10.1088/0266-5611/18/5/315.  Google Scholar

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P. C. Hansen, Discrete Inverse Problems: Insight and Algorithms, Fundamentals of Algorithms, 7. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Philadelphia, PA, 2010. doi: 10.1137/1.9780898718836.  Google Scholar

[12]

M. Hestenes and E. Stiefel, Methods of conjugate gradients for solving linear systems, J. Res. Nat. Bur. Standards, 49 (1952), 409-436.  doi: 10.6028/jres.049.044.  Google Scholar

[13]

J. Ilmavirta and F. Monard, Integral geometry on manifolds with boundary and applications, in The Radon Transform: The First 100 Years and Beyond, (eds. R. Ramlau and O. Scherzer), de Gruyter, 2019, 1–73. URL http://users.jyu.fi/ jojapeil/pub/integral-geometry-review.pdf. doi: 10.1515/9783110560855-004.  Google Scholar

[14]

J. D. Ingle Jr and S. R. Crouch, Spectrochemical Analysis, Prentice Hall College Book Division, Old Tappan, NJ, USA, 1988. Google Scholar

[15]

O. Kallenberg, Foundations of Modern Probability, Probability and its Applications (New York). Springer-Verlag, New York, 1997.  Google Scholar

[16]

V. P. Krishnan, R. Manna, S. K. Sahoo and V. A. Sharafutdinov, Momentum ray transforms, Inverse Problems and Imaging, 13 (2019), 679–701, URL http://aimsciences.org//article/id/d88823a5-827c-4c4b-909a-c27daa0b74ec. doi: 10.3934/ipi.2019031.  Google Scholar

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R. M. Lewitt and S. Matej, Overview of methods for image reconstruction from projections in emission computed tomography, Proceedings of the IEEE, 91 (2003), 1588-1611.  doi: 10.1109/JPROC.2003.817882.  Google Scholar

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C. H. McColloughS. LengL. Yu and J. G. Fletcher, Dual- and multi-energy CT: Principles, technical approaches, and clinical applications, Radiology, 276 (2015), 637-653.  doi: 10.1148/radiol.2015142631.  Google Scholar

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P. Milanfar, Geometric Estimation and Reconstruction from Tomographic Data, PhD thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993. Google Scholar

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[22]

J. L. Mueller and S. Siltanen, Linear and Nonlinear Inverse Problems with Practical Applications, vol. 10 of Computational Science & Engineering, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Philadelphia, PA, 2012. doi: 10.1137/1.9781611972344.  Google Scholar

[23]

F. Natterer, Inversion of the attenuated Radon transform, Inverse Problems, 17 (2001), 113-119.  doi: 10.1088/0266-5611/17/1/309.  Google Scholar

[24]

R. G. Novikov, An inversion formula for the attenuated X-ray transformation, Arkiv För Matematik, 40 (2002), 145–167. doi: 10.1007/BF02384507.  Google Scholar

[25]

G. P. PaternainM. Salo and G. Uhlmann, Tensor tomography: Progress and challenges, Chinese Annals of Mathematics. Series B, 35 (2014), 399-428.  doi: 10.1007/s11401-014-0834-z.  Google Scholar

[26]

G. P. PaternainM. Salo and G. Uhlmann, Invariant distributions, Beurling transforms and tensor tomography in higher dimensions, Mathematische Annalen, 363 (2015), 305-362.  doi: 10.1007/s00208-015-1169-0.  Google Scholar

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W. Rudin, Real and Complex Analysis, McGraw–Hill Series in Higher Mathematics. McGraw–Hill Book Co., New York-Düsseldorf–Johannesburgn, 1974.  Google Scholar

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K. Taguchi and J. S. Iwanczyk, Vision 20/20: Single photon counting x-ray detectors in medical imaging, Medical Physics, 40 (2013), 100901. doi: 10.1118/1.4820371.  Google Scholar

[31]

A. WelchG. T. GullbergP. E. ChristianJ. Li and B. M. Tsui, An investigation of dual energy transmission measurements in simultaneous transmission emission imaging, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 42 (1995), 2331-2338.  doi: 10.1109/23.489437.  Google Scholar

[32]

D. V. Widder, The Laplace Transform, Princeton Mathematical Series, v. 6. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N. J., 1941.  Google Scholar

Figure 1.  Unknown $ \rho_0 $ (dashed red line) and the numerical solution $ \rho $ (solid blue line) with 0.5% noise level. Example 1 (above) and example 2 (below) with Tikhonov-solution (left), TV-solution (middle) and CGLS-solution (right)
Figure 2.  Unknown $ \rho_0 $ (dashed red line), $ \rho_0 $ averaged over regions where $ p $ is constant (black dot-dash line) and the numerical solution $ \rho $ (solid blue line) with 0.5% noise level. Tikhonov-solution (left), TV-solution (middle) and CGLS-solution (right)
Figure 3.  Unknown $ \rho_0 $ (dashed red line) and the Tikhonov-solution $ \rho $ (solid blue line) with 0.5% noise level and smaller measurement intervals
Table 1.  Averaged relative errors and variances of one hundred solutions on smaller intervals with noise level 0.5%
Intervals $ (0,1) $ $ (0.2,0.8) $ $ (0.3,0.6) $ $ (0.4,0.5) $
$ \overline{\epsilon}_\mathrm{rel} $ 0.117 0.170 0.186 0.320
$ \mathrm{var} $ $ 1.88\cdot 10^{-3} $ $ 1.27\cdot 10^{-2} $ $ 1.27\cdot 10^{-2} $ $ 6.65\cdot 10^{-3} $
Intervals $ (0,1) $ $ (0.2,0.8) $ $ (0.3,0.6) $ $ (0.4,0.5) $
$ \overline{\epsilon}_\mathrm{rel} $ 0.117 0.170 0.186 0.320
$ \mathrm{var} $ $ 1.88\cdot 10^{-3} $ $ 1.27\cdot 10^{-2} $ $ 1.27\cdot 10^{-2} $ $ 6.65\cdot 10^{-3} $
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