Computational optimisation of optical projection tomography for 3D image analysis
Optical projection tomography (OPT) is a tomographic 3D imaging technique used for specimens in the millimetre scale.
- Tang, X.
- 10 juni 2020
- Thesis in Leiden Repository
Optical projection tomography (OPT) is a tomographic 3D imaging technique used for specimens in the millimetre scale. 3D images are computed from a tomogram and therefore OPT is considered as computational imaging. In order to provide imaging and image analysis solutions for large scale biomedical research, optimisation of the OPT reconstruction is required. The aim of the optimisation presented in this thesis includes: (1) accelerate the reconstruction process; (2) reduce the reconstruction artefacts; (3) improve the image quality of 3D image; (4) Find optimal parameters for the iterative reconstruction.Starting from the optimisations that we have elaborated and implemented in the OPT imaging workflow, we have worked on case studies in zebrafish imaging. In this thesis we present one such particular case study (5) as it falls nicely in the order of magnitude for specimens in OPT imaging. The case study is on quantification of tumours in zebrafish and it is explored with image segmentation and object detection using artificial intelligence (AI) techniques.