Canadian journal of statistics-revue canadienne de statistique vol:29 issue:2 pages:251-268
The authors consider the problem of estimating the density of the radii of spheres in a medium, based on their observed random cross-sections. This problem is known as Wicksell's corpuscle problem. The authors first convert Wicksell's integral equation to a form suitable for the application of thresholding wavelet methods to solve ill-posed integral equations, given noisy data. They then derive the asymptotic properties of their estimators and compare them with other methods available via a Monte Carlo simulation study. They also illustrate their approach with some real data.