Imaging is omnipresent in modern society with imaging devices based on a zoo of physical principles, probing a specimen across different wavelengths, energies and time. Recent years have seen a change in the imaging landscape with more and more imaging devices combining that which previously was used separately. Motivated by these hardware developments, an ever increasing set of mathematical ideas is appearing regarding how data from different imaging modalities or channels can be synergistically combined in the image reconstruction process, exploiting structural and/or functional correlations between the multiple images. Here we review these developments, give pointers to important challenges and provide an outlook as to how the field may develop in the forthcoming years. This article is part of the theme issue 'Synergistic tomographic image reconstruction: part 1'.
|Journal||Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences|
|Early online date||10 May 2021|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 10 May 2021|