Background: In Computed Tomography (CT), it is often not possible for the subject to
remain stationary during a scan. Unfortunately, a patient motion would result in degraded spatial
resolution and image artifacts. It is desirable to improve reconstruction quality and reduce motion
artifacts caused by patient motion.
Methods: In this work, a method was proposed to eliminate the influence of the motion on image
quality, based on the phase correlation method. Based on our previous work, projections were first
taken by Radon transform and motion parameters were estimated by the phase-only correlation of
projections in the Radon domain. In addition, an improved image reconstruction algorithm was
performed to compensate for the motion effects.
Results: Experimental results proved that the proposed method could not only obtain high precision
and good real-time performance but also ensure a superior artifact reduction.
Conclusion: Besides, the efficacy of the proposed method has been demonstrated in both simulated
and human head experiments.