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Frederic Noo

Frederic Noo, PhD

Languages spoken: English, French, German, Dutch

Academic Information

Departments Primary - Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Academic Office Information

Professor, Tenured

Education History

Doctoral Training University of Liege
University of Liege

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Xu J, Noo F, Tsui BMW (2018). A direct algorithm for optimization problems with the Huber penalty. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 37(1), 162-172.
  2. Xu J, Noo F (2017). A sequential solution for anisotropic total variation image denoising with interval constraints. Phys Med Biol, 62(18), N428.
  3. Yu Z, Maier A, Lauritsch G, Vogt F, Schoenborn M, Koehler C, Hornegger J, Noo F (2015). Axially-extended volume C-arm CT using a reverse helical trajectory in the interventional room. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 34(1), 203-215.
  4. Wunderlich A, Noo F, Gallas B, Heilbrun M E (2015). Exact Confidence Intervals for Channelized Hotelling Observer Performance in Image Quality Studies. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 34(2), 453-464.
  5. Wunderlich A, Noo F (2013). New theoretical results on channelized Hotelling observer performance estimation with known difference of class means. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 60(1), 182-193.
  6. Yu Z, Noo F, Dennerlein F, Wunderlich A, Lauritsch G, Hornegger A (2012). Simulation tools for two-dimensional experiments in x-ray computed tomography using the FORBILD head phantom. Phys Med Biol, 57(13), N237-N252.
  7. Wunderlich A, Noo F (2012). A nonparametric procedure for comparing the areas under correlated LROC curves. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 31(11), 2050-2061.
  8. Wunderlich A, Noo F (2012). On efficient assessment of image-quality metrics based on linear model observers. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 59(3), 568-578.
  9. Vedantham S, Shi L, Karellas A, Noo F (2012). Dedicated breast CT: radiation dose for circle-plus-line trajectory. Med Phys, 39(3), 1530-1541.
  10. Hoppe S, Hornegger J, Dennerlein F, Lauritsch G, Noo F (2011). Accurate image reconstruction using real C-arm data from a circle-plus-arc trajectory. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg, May 21(Epub), (in press).
  11. Dennerlein F, Noo F (2011). Cone-beam Artifact Evaluation of the Factorization Method. Med Phys, 38(S1),, S18-S24.
  12. Wunderlich A, Noo F (2011). Confidence Intervals for Performance Assessment of Linear Observers. Med Phys, 38(S1),, S57-S68.
  13. Yu Z, Wunderlich A, Dennerlein F, Lauritsch G, Noo F (2011). Line plus arc source trajectories and their R-line coverage for long-object cone-beam imaging with a C-arm system. Phys Med Biol, 56, 3447-3471.
  14. Dennerlein F, Kunze H, Noo F (2010). Filtered backprojection reconstruction with depth-dependent filtering. Tsinghua Sci Technol, 15(1), 17-24.
  15. Schoendube H, Stierstorfer K, Noo F (2010). Exact efficient handling of interrupted illumination in helical cone-beam computed tomography with arbitrary pitch. Tsinghua Sci Technol, 15(1), 36-43.
  16. Wunderlich A, Noo F (2010). Band-restricted estimation of noise variance in filtered backprojection reconstructions using repeated scans. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 29(5), 1097-1113.
  17. Schoendube H, Stierstorfer K, Noo F (2009). Accurate helical cone-beam CT reconstruction with redundant data. Phys Med Biol, 54, 4625-4644.
  18. Wunderlich A, Noo F (2009). Estimation of Channelized Hotelling Observer performance with known class means or known difference of class means. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 28(8), 1198-1207.
  19. Koehler T, Noo F (2009). Comments on "Region-of-interest tomography for grating-based X-ray differential phase-contrast imaging". Phys Rev Lett, PRL 102, 039801.
  20. Mennessier C, Clackdoyle R, Noo F (2009). Direct determination of geometric alignment parameters for cone-beam scanners. Phys Med Biol, 54(6), 1633-1660.
  21. Bartolac S, clackdoyle R, Noo F, Siewerdsen J, Mosley D, Jaffray D (2009). A local shift-variant Fourier model and experimental validation of circular cone-beam computed tomography. Med Phys, 36, 500-512.
  22. Hoppe S, Hornegger J, Lauritsch G, Dennerlein F, Noo F (2008). Truncation correction for oblique filtering lines. Med Phys, 35, 5910-5920.
  23. Courdurier M, Noo F, Defrise M, Kudo H (2008). Solving the interior problem of computed tomography using a priori knowledge. 24(6), 065001.
  24. Dennerlein F, Noo F, Schoendube H, Lauritsch G, Hornegger J (2008). A factorization approach for cone-beam reconstruction on a circular short-scan. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 27(7), 887-896.
  25. Wunderlich A, Noo F (2008). Image covariance and lesion detectability in direct fan-beam x-ray computed tomography. Phys Med Biol, 53(10), 2471-2493.
  26. Kudo H, Courdurier M, Noo F, Defrise M (2008). Tiny a priori knowledge solves the interior problem in computed tomography. Phys Med Biol, 53(9), 2207-2231.
  27. Hoppe S, Noo F, Dennerlein F, Laurtisch G, Hornegger J (2007). Geometric calibration of the circle-plus-arc trajectory. Phys Med Biol, 52(23), 6943-6960.
  28. Noo F, Hoppe S, Dennerlein F, Lauritsch G, Hornegger J (2007). A new scheme for view-dependent data differentiation in fan-beam and cone-beam computed tomography. Phys Med Biol, 52(17), 5393-5414.
  29. Dennerlein F, Noo F, Hornegger J, Lauritsch G (2007). Fan-beam filtered backprojection reconstruction without backprojection weight. Phys Med Biol, 52, 3227-3240.
  30. Noo F, Defrise M, Pack J D, Clackdoyle R (2007). Image reconstruction from truncated data in single photon emission computed tomography. 23(2), 645-667.
  31. Defrise M, Noo F, Clackdoyle R, Kudo H (2006). Truncated Hilbert transform and image reconstruction from limited tomographic data. 22, 1-17.
  32. Zhang L, Chapman B E, Parker D L, Roberts J A, Guo J, Vemuri P, Moon S M, Noo F (2005). Automatic detection of three-dimensional vascular tree centerlines and bifurcations in high-resolution magnetic resonance angiography. Invest Radiol, 40(10), 661-671.
  33. Pack J D, Noo F (2005). Cone-beam reconstruction using 1D filtering along the projection of M lines. 21, 1105-1120.
  34. Pack JD, Noo F, Clackdoyle R (2005). Cone-beam reconstruction using the backprojection of locally filtered projections. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 24(1), 70-85. (Read full article)
  35. Noo F, Clackdoyle R, Pack JD (2004). A two-step Hilbert transform method for 2D image reconstruction. Phys Med Biol, 49(17), 3903-23. (Read full article)
  36. Noo F, Defrise M, Kudo H (2004). General reconstruction theory for multislice X-ray computed tomography with a gantry tilt. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 23(9), 1109-16. (Read full article)
  37. Kudo H, Rodet T, Noo F, Defrise M (2004). Exact and approximate algorithms for helical cone-beam CT. Phys Med Biol, 49(13), 2913-31. (Read full article)
  38. Rodet T, Noo F, Defrise M (2004). The cone-beam algorithm of Feldkamp, Davis, and Kress preserves oblique line integrals. Med Phys, 31(7), 1972-5. (Read full article)
  39. Clackdoyle R, Noo F (2004). A large class of inversion formulae for the 2D Radon transform of functions of compact support. 20, 1281-1291.
  40. Pack JD, Noo F, Kudo H (2004). Investigation of saddle trajectories for cardiac CT imaging in cone-beam geometry. Phys Med Biol, 49(11), 2317-36. (Read full article)
  41. Heuscher D, Brown K, Noo F (2004). Redundant data and exact helical cone-beam reconstruction. Phys Med Biol, 49(11), 2219-38. (Read full article)
  42. Clackdoyle R, Noo F, Guo J, Roberts A (2004). Quantitative reconstruction from truncated projections in classical tomography. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 51(5), 2570-2578.
  43. Noo F, Pack J, Heuscher D (2003). Exact helical reconstruction using native cone-beam geometries. Phys Med Biol, 48(23), 3787-818. (Read full article)
  44. Defrise M, Noo F, Kudo H (2003). Improved 2D Rebinning of helical cone-beam CT data using John's equation. 19, S41-S54.
  45. Wagner J-M, Noo F, Clackdoyle R, Bal G, Christian P (2003). Attenuation Correction for Rotating Slant-Hole (RSH) SPECT using Exact Rebinning. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci.
  46. Noo F, Clackdoyle R, Wagner JM (2002). Inversion of the 3D exponential x-ray transform for a half equatorial band and other semi-circular geometries. Phys Med Biol, 47(15), 2727-35. (Read full article)
  47. Wagner JM, Noo F, Clackdoyle R (2002). Exact inversion of the exponential x-ray transform for rotating slant-hole (RSH) SPECT. Phys Med Biol, 47(15), 2713-26. (Read full article)
  48. Noo F, Defrise M, Clackdoyle R, Kudo H (2002). Image reconstruction from fan-beam projections on less than a short scan. Phys Med Biol, 47(14), 2525-46. (Read full article)
  49. Defrise M, Noo F, Kudo H (2001). Rebinning-based algorithms for helical cone-beam CT. Phys Med Biol, 46(11), 2911-37. (Read full article)
  50. Wagner J-M, Noo F (2001). Three-Dimensional Image Reconstruction from Exponential Parallel-Beam Projections. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 48(3), 743-749.
  51. Noo F, Wagner J-M (2001). Image Reconstruction in 2D SPECT with 180-Degree Acquisition. 17(5), 1357-1372.
  52. Sourbelle K, Lauritsch G, Tam KC, Noo F, Kalender WA (2001). Performance evaluation of local ROI algorithms for exact ROI reconstruction in spiral cone-beam computed tomography. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 48(3), 697-702.
  53. Noo F, Clackdoyle R, Mennessier C, White TA, Roney TJ (2000). Analytic method based on identification of ellipse parameters for scanner calibration in cone-beam tomography. Phys Med Biol, 45(11), 3489-508. (Read full article)
  54. Kudo H, Noo F, Defrise M (2000). Quasi-exact filtered backprojection algorithm for long-object problem in helical cone-beam tomography. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 19(9), 902-21. (Read full article)
  55. Defrise M, Noo F, Kudo H (2000). A solution to the long-object problem in helical cone-beam tomography. Phys Med Biol, 45(3), 623-43. (Read full article)
  56. Ramlau R, Clackdoyle R, Noo F, Bal G (2000). Accurate Attenuation Correction in SPECT Imaging using Optimization of Bilinear Functions and Assuming an Unknown Spatially-Varying Attenuation Distribution. Z Angew Math Mech, 80(9), 613-621.
  57. Schaller S, Noo F, Sauer F, Tam KC, Lauritsch G, Flohr T (2000). Exact Radon Rebinning Algorithm for the Long Object Problem in Helical Cone-beam CT. IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 19(5), 361-375.
  58. Mennessier C, Noo F, Clackdoyle R, Bal G, Desbat L (1999). Attenuation correction in SPECT using consistency conditions for the exponential ray transform. Phys Med Biol, 44(10), 2483-510. (Read full article)
  59. Noo F, Defrise M, Clackdoyle R (1999). Single-slice rebinning method for helical cone-beam CT. Phys Med Biol, 44(2), 561-70. (Read full article)
  60. Hewitt TA, McKee BT, Noo F, Clackdoyle R, Chamberlain MJ (1999). Characterization of a Pinhole Tomograph with 180-Degree Acquisition. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 46(4), 1093-1099.
  61. Kudo H, Park S, Noo F, Defrise M (1999). Performance of Quasi-exact Cone-beam Filtered Backprojection Algorithm for Axially Truncated Helical Data. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 46(3), 608-617.
  62. Kudo H, Noo F, Defrise M (1998). Cone-beam filtered-backprojection algorithm for truncated helical data. Phys Med Biol, 43(10), 2885-909. (Read full article)
  63. Noo F, Clack R, White TA, Roney TJ (1998). The dual-ellipse cross vertex path for exact reconstruction of long objects in cone-beam tomography. Phys Med Biol, 43(4), 797-810. (Read full article)
  64. Noo F, Defrise M, Clack R (1998). Direct Reconstruction of Cone-beam Data Acquired with a Vertex Path Containing a Circle. IEEE Trans Image Process, 7(6), 854-867.
  65. Noo F, Clack R, Defrise M (1997). Cone-beam Reconstruction from General Discrete Vertex Sets using Radon Rebinning Algorithms. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, 44(3), 1309-1316.
  66. Noo F, Bernard C, Litt TX, Marchot P (1996). A comparison between Filtered Backprojection Algorithm and Direct Algebraic Method in Fan Beam CT. Signal Processing, 41(3), 191-200.

Book Chapter

  1. Noo F (2012). Principles of three-dimensional imaging from cone-beam projection data. In Kagadis G C, Langer S G (Eds.), Informatics in medical imaging. CRC Press.
  2. Clackdoyle R, Defrise M, Noo F (1999). Early results on General Vertex Sets and Truncated Projections in Cone-Beam Tomography. In Borgers C, Natterer F (Eds.), Computational Radiology and Imaging: therapy and diagnostics (110, pp. 113-135). IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications.


  1. Kachelriess M, Noo F (2017). Advances and Trends in image formation in x‐ray CT. Medical Physics, 44(9), e112.
  2. Noo F, Karellas A (2015). Introduction: Advances and trends in image formation in X-ray computed tomography. Medical Physics, 42(5), 2656.
  3. Noo F, Karellas A (2013). X-ray computed tomography: advances in image formation. Med Phys.
  4. Noo F, Karellas A (2011). X-ray computed tomography: advances in image formation. Med Phys.