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The Use of Landweber Algorithm in Image Reconstruction
Linköping University, Department of Mathematics, Scientific Computing. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2007 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Ill-posed sets of linear equations typically arise when discretizing certain types of integral transforms. A well known example is image reconstruction, which can be modelled using the Radon transform. After expanding the solution into a finite series of basis functions a large, sparse and ill-conditioned linear system arises. We consider the solution of such systems. In particular we study a new class of iteration methods named DROP (for Diagonal Relaxed Orthogonal Projections) constructed for solving both linear equations and linear inequalities. This class can also be viewed, when applied to linear equations, as a generalized Landweber iteration. The method is compared with other iteration methods using test data from a medical application and from electron microscopy. Our theoretical analysis include convergence proofs of the fully-simultaneous DROP algorithm for linear equations without consistency assumptions, and of block-iterative algorithms both for linear equations and linear inequalities, for the consistent case.

When applying an iterative solver to an ill-posed set of linear equations the error typically initially decreases but after some iterations (depending on the amount of noise in the data, and the degree of ill-posedness) it starts to increase. This phenomena is called semi-convergence. It is therefore vital to find good stopping rules for the iteration.

We describe a class of stopping rules for Landweber type iterations for solving linear inverse problems. The class includes, e.g., the well known discrepancy principle, and also the monotone error rule. We also unify the error analysis of these two methods. The stopping rules depend critically on a certain parameter whose value needs to be specified. A training procedure is therefore introduced for securing robustness. The advantages of using trained rules are demonstrated on examples taken from image reconstruction from projections.

Abstract [sv]

Vi betraktar lösning av sådana linjära ekvationssystem som uppkommer vid diskretisering av inversa problem. Dessa problem karakteriseras av att den sökta informationen inte direkt kan mätas. Ett välkänt exempel utgör datortomografi. Där mäts hur mycket strålning som passerar genom ett föremål som belyses av en strålningskälla vilken intar olika vinklar i förhållande till objektet. Syftet är förstås att generera bilder av föremålets inre (i medicinska tillämpngar av det inre av kroppen). Vi studerar en klass av iterativa lösningsmetoder för lösning av ekvationssystemen. Metoderna tillämpas på testdata från bildrekonstruktion och jämförs med andra föreslagna iterationsmetoder. Vi gör även en konvergensanalys för olika val av metod-parametrar.

När man använder en iterativ metod startar man med en begynnelse approximation som sedan gradvis förbättras. Emellertid är inversa problem känsliga även för relativt små fel i uppmätta data. Detta visar sig i att iterationerna först förbättras för att senare försämras. Detta fenomen, s.k. ’semi-convergence’ är väl känt och förklarat. Emellertid innebär detta att det är viktigt att konstruera goda stoppregler. Om man avbryter iterationen för tidigt fås dålig upplösning och om den avbryts för sent fås en oskarp och brusig bild.

I avhandligen studeras en klass av stoppregler. Dessa analyseras teoretiskt och testas på mätdata. Speciellt föreslås en inlärningsförfarande där stoppregeln presenteras med data där det korrekra värdet på stopp-indexet är känt. Dessa data används för att bestämma en viktig parameter i regeln. Sedan används regeln för nya okända data. En sådan tränad stoppregel visar sig fungera väl på testdata från bildrekonstruktionsområdet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Matematiska institutionen , 2007. , 13 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Thesis, ISSN 0280-7971 ; 1311
Keyword [en]
convex feasibility, projection methods, simultaneous algorithms, iterative methods, stopping rules, semi-convergence
National Category
Computational Mathematics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-10030ISBN: 978-91-85831-89-0 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-10030DiVA: diva2:16771
Presentation
2007-06-12, kompakta rummet, B23, Campus Valla, Linköping, 10:15 (English)
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Available from: 2007-11-09 Created: 2007-11-09 Last updated: 2010-01-12Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. On Diagonally Relaxed Orthogonal Projection Methods
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On Diagonally Relaxed Orthogonal Projection Methods
2008 (English)In: SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, ISSN 1064-8275, E-ISSN 1095-7197, Vol. 30, no 1, 473-504 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We propose and studya block-iterative projection method for solving linear equations and/or inequalities.The method allows diagonal componentwise relaxation in conjunction with orthogonalprojections onto the individual hyperplanes of the system, and isthus called diagonally relaxed orthogonal projections (DROP). Diagonal relaxation hasproven useful in accelerating the initial convergence of simultaneous andblock-iterative projection algorithms, but until now it was available onlyin conjunction with generalized oblique projections in which there isa special relation between the weighting and the oblique projections.DROP has been used by practitioners, and in this papera contribution to its convergence theory is provided. The mathematicalanalysis is complemented by some experiments in image reconstruction fromprojections which illustrate the performance of DROP.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Philadelphia, PA, United States: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2008
Keyword
block iteration, convex feasibility, diagonal relaxation, projection methods, simultaneous algorithms
National Category
Mathematics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13235 (URN)10.1137/050639399 (DOI)000208048600006 ()
Available from: 2008-05-21 Created: 2008-05-21 Last updated: 2014-01-13Bibliographically approved
2. Stopping Rules for Landweber-type Iteration
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stopping Rules for Landweber-type Iteration
2007 (English)In: Inverse Problems, ISSN 0266-5611, Vol. 23, no 4, 1417-1432 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We describe a class of stopping rules for Landweber-type iterations for solving linear inverse problems. The class includes both the discrepancy principle (DP rule) and the monotone error rule (ME rule). We also unify the error analysis of the two methods. The stopping rules depend critically on a certain parameter whose value needs to be specified. A training procedure is therefore introduced for securing robustness. The advantages of using a trained rule are demonstrated on examples taken from image reconstruction from projections. After training the stopping rules became quite robust and only small differences were observed between, e.g. the DP rule and ME rule.

National Category
Mathematics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13236 (URN)10.1088/0266-5611/23/4/004 (DOI)
Available from: 2008-05-21 Created: 2008-05-21

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