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Comparison of noise-magnitude and noise-texture across two generations of iterative reconstruction algorithms from three manufacturers

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Purpose: To compare the noise-magnitude and noise-texture across two generations of iterative reconstruction (IR) algorithms proposed by three manufacturers according to the dose level. Materials and methods: Five computed tomography (CT) systems equipped with two generations of IR algorithms (hybrid/statistical IR [H/SIR] or full/partial model-based IR [MBIR]) were compared. Acquisitions on Catphan 600 phantom were performed at 120kV and three dose levels (3-, 7- and 12-mGy). Raw data were reconstructed using standard "soft tissue" kernel for filtered back projection and one iterative level of two generations of IR algorithms. Contrast to-noise-ratio (CNR) was computed using three regions of interest: two of them placed in the low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and Teflon® inserts and another placed on the solid water. Noise power spectrum (NPS) was computed to assess the noise-magnitude (NPS peak) and noise-texture (NPS spatial frequency). Results: CNR increased significantly in MBIR compared to H/SIR algorithms for General-Electric (GE) Healthcare (45%±12 [SD]) and Philips Healthcare systems (62%±11 [SD]) (P<0.001). Regarding Siemens Healthineers systems, CNR of MBIR was significantly lower than that of H/SIR (mean difference: -4%±5 [SD]) (P<0.001) for Teflon® insert but not for LDPE insert (mean difference: -4%±7 [SD]) (P=N.S.). NPS peaks were lower with MBIR than with H/SIR for GE Healthcare (-42%±8 [SD]) and Philips Healthcare (-75%±4 [SD]) systems, whereas it was greater with MBIR than with H/SIR for Siemens Healthineers (13%±11 [SD]) systems. NPS spatial frequencies were higher with MBIR than with H/SIR for Siemens (14%±10 [SD]) but lower for others (-17%±5 [SD] for GE Healthineers and -55%±3 [SD] for Philips Healthcare systems). Conclusion: This study demonstrates that recent MBIR algorithms, by comparison with the preceding generation, differ according to the main manufacturers with respect to noise-magnitude and noise-texture.
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hal-02931820 , version 1 (25-10-2021)

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J. Frandon, G. Moliner, J.P. Beregi, F. Pereira, J. Greffier, et al.. Comparison of noise-magnitude and noise-texture across two generations of iterative reconstruction algorithms from three manufacturers. Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, 2019, 100 (7-8), pp.401--410. ⟨10.1016/j.diii.2019.04.006⟩. ⟨hal-02931820⟩
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