The statement and numerical solution of an optimization problem in X-ray tomography

Research paper by D. S. Anikonov, I. V. Prokhorov

Indexed on: 01 Jan '06Published on: 01 Jan '06Published in: Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics


A nonclassical problem is considered for the transport equation with coefficients depending on the energy of radiation. The task is to find the discontinuity surfaces for the coefficients of the equation from measurements of the radiation flux leaving the medium. For this tomography problem, an optimization problem is stated and numerically analyzed. The latter consists in determining the radiation energy that ensures the best reconstruction of the unknown medium. A simplified optimization problem is solved analytically.