Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Open Access)
Colby College. Mathematics and Statistics Dept.
Alan Von Herrmann
Tomography is the mathematical process of imaging an object via a set of ﬁnite slices. In medical imaging, these slices are deﬁned by multiple parallel X-ray beams shot through the object at varying angles. The initial and ﬁnal intensity of each beam is recorded, and the original image is recreated using this data for multiple slices. I will discuss the central role of the Radon transform and its inversion formula in this recovery process.
tomography, radon, imaging
Recommended CitationBeatty, Jen, "The Radon Transform and the Mathematics of Medical Imaging" (2012). Honors Theses. Paper 646.
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