Object reconstruction from a series of projection images, such as in computed tomography (CT), is a popular tool in many different application fields. Existing commercial software typically provides sufficiently accurate and convenient-to-use reconstruction tools to the end-user. However, in applications where a non-standard acquisition protocol is used, or where advanced reconstruction methods are required, the standard software tools often are incapable of computing accurate reconstruction images. This article introduces the ASTRA Toolbox. Aimed at researchers across multiple tomographic application fields, the ASTRA Toolbox provides a highly efficient and highly flexible open source set of tools for tomographic projection and reconstruction. The main features of the ASTRA Toolbox are discussed and several use cases are presented.
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Keywords Tomographic imaging, Tomographic image processing, Computational imaging
THEME Computation (theme 10)
Stakeholder Agfa HealthCare NV, Mortsel, Belgium
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.24.025129
Journal Optics Express
Project Automated multi-modal tomography for sub-22nm IC nodes
Grant This work was funded by the The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO); grant id nwo/13314 - Automated multi-modal tomography for sub-22nm IC nodes
Citation
van Aarle, W, Palenstijn, W.J, Cant, J, Janssens, E, Bleichrodt, F, Dabravolski, A, … Sijbers, J. (2016). Fast and flexible X-ray tomography using the ASTRA toolbox. Optics Express, 24(22), 25129–25147. doi:10.1364/OE.24.025129