April 2016: JFPJ Abascal has been granted a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship by the European Commission.
JFPJ Abascal has been granted a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship by the European Commission to carry out research on spectral computed tomography (CT) and it will take place at the Biomedical Imaging Research Lab (CREATIS), Lyon, France (http://www.creatis.insa-lyon.
The research will join the team "Tomographic imaging and therapy with radiation" dedicated to image reconstruction methods for emerging tomographic image modalities, such as X-ray absorption and phase CT, spectral CT, fluorescent diffuse optical tomography, proton CT or Compton camera CT (http://www.creatis.insa-lyon.
Spectral CT, also called “color CT”, provides energy-dependent information, which could translate into higher contrast and material decomposition capabilities, among other benefits, not only improving conventional CT but opening new possibilities for medical diagnosis. However, spectral CT scanners suffer from low signal-to-noise ratio which prevents spectral CT scanners to reach the clinic.
The project proposal entitled “High quality spectral CT using sparse reconstruction methods” (SUCCESS) will investigate the development of new image (sparsity promoting) reconstruction algorithms with the aim to improve image quality for spectral CT targeting specific high-potential applications.