Artificial Evolution for 3D PET Reconstruction


This paper presents a method to take advantage of artificial evolution in positron emission tomography reconstruction. This imaging technique produces datasets that correspond to the concentration of positron emitters through the patient. Fully 3D tomographic reconstruction requires high computing power and leads to many challenges. Our aim is to reduce the computing cost and produce datasets while retaining the required quality. Our method is based on a coevolution strategy (also called Parisian evolution) named “Fly algorithm”. Each fly represents a point of the space and acts as a positron emitter. The final population of flies corresponds to the reconstructed data. Using “marginal evaluation”, the fly’s fitness is the positive or negative contribution of this fly to the performance of the population. This is also used to skip the relatively costly step of selection and simplify the evolutionary algorithm.


F. P. Vidal, D. Lazaro-Ponthus, S. Legoupil, J. Louchet, É. Lutton, and J.-M. Rocchisani, “Artificial Evolution for 3D PET Reconstruction,” in Proceedings of the 9th international conference on Artificial Evolution (EA’09), Strasbourg, France, 2009, vol. 5975, pp. 37–48.


  author = {Vidal, F. P. and {Lazaro-Ponthus}, D. and Legoupil, S. and Louchet, J. and Lutton, \'E. and Rocchisani, {J.-M.}},
  title = {Artificial Evolution for {3D} {PET} Reconstruction},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th international conference on Artificial
      Evolution (EA'09)},
  year = {2009},
  series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  volume = {5975},
  pages = {37-48},
  month = oct,
  address = {Strasbourg, France},
  annotation = {OCt~26--28, 2009},
  doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-14156-0_4},
  publisher = {Springer, Heidelberg}


   Doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-14156-0_4