Elekta provides easy access to raw data. The data and projection images are stored in a single directory which is user configurable. The default location is D:\db. In this folder, there is a database in DBase format. Each table is contained in a .DBF file. RTK needs the IMAGE.DBF and FRAME.DBF tables.
Patient data are stored in invidual folders. By default, the name of each patient folder is patient_ID where ID is the patient ID. In these folders, one can access the planning CT in the CT_SET subfolder and the cone-beam projections in IMAGES/img_DICOM_UID subfolders where DICOM_UID is the DICOM UID of the acquisition. The projection images are .his files. The reconstructed images are the IMAGES/img_DICOM_UID/Reconstruction/*SCAN files.
The first step before one can proceed with the reconstruction is to convert Elekta's database information into RTK geometry file using a command line tool. This can be carried out following these steps:
1. Download Elekta dataset, Elekta-data
2. Run the application to convert Elekta's geometry into RTKs (DICOM_UID is contained in the subfolder name of the his files):
rtkelektasynergygeometry \ --image_db IMAGE.DBF \ --frame_db FRAME.DBF \ --dicom_uid 22.214.171.1243632.135428.1351013645.166 \ -o elektaGeometry
Note that since XVI v5, the geometry is contained in a separate _Frames.xml file which can be used with
rtkelektasynergygeometry \ --xml _Frames.xml \ -o elektaGeometry
An example of such a file is available in our test data, here.
3. Reconstruct elekta-data using RTK applications such as rtkfdk algorithm. In this case, we reconstruct just one axial slice (29.5) of the whole volume:
rtkfdk \ --lowmem \ --geometry elektaGeometry \ --path img_126.96.36.1993632.135428.1351013645.166/ \ --regexp '.*.his' \ --output slice29.5.mha \ --verbose \ --spacing 0.25,0.25,0.25 \ --dimension 1024,1,1024 \ --origin -127.875,29.5,-127.875
4. Apply the FOV (field of view) filter, in order to mask out everything that is outside the FOV:
rtkfieldofview \ --geometry elektaGeometry \ --path img_188.8.131.523632.135428.1351013645.166/ \ --regexp '.*.his' \ --reconstruction slice29.5.mha \ --output slice29.5.mha \ --verbose
5. Finally, you can visualize the result (e.g. with VV) and it should look like the image below: